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.
Christopher Marlowe is a David Austin rose. It is probably not one of his most stunning roses but it has several fine characteristics: its growing habit, its profusion of blooms and its unusual colour, to name a few. Continue reading
Comtes de Champagne is a David Austin rose. It is a member of the English Musk Group. Continue reading
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