Sharifa Asma

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It seem like ages since I wrote a post and it is ages since I wrote one of my Rose of the Week posts.  I was very slack last year.  I dropped the ball.  I got it into my head that no one was interested in my rose posts so I lost interest in them.  This is notwithstanding every day a number (and some days a large number) of my rose photos are copied and the posts are regularly visited.

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Pat Austin

Although I prefer my roses pink, this one is pretty special.  It is the rose that convinced me to have an apricot bed.

Pat Austin has a magnificent flower.  The petals are dark copper on the inside and pale copper/gold on the outside.  As the flowers are large and deeply cupped, the blooms show off both colours at the same time which gives a beautiful effect. Continue reading