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There were a few reasons why I decided to do the Rose of the Week series but the number one reason was to stop and take stock of the roses I have, to find out a bit about each one and, most importantly, to take time to appreciate their beauty.  There are always jobs to do, both in Perth and Bridgetown.  There is, literally, no time to smell the roses.  These posts make me stop and look and smell.  I sometimes only realise their beauty after I have taken the photos and am examining them to work out which ones to include and why.

So it was with Troilus.  I can honestly say I have never really noticed it before I picked a bud for this post.  It is a very me rose so I can see why I bought it but, clearly, there are bigger and louder roses in the garden demanding my attention. Continue reading