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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


Heritage is beautiful.  Its flower is close, for my taste, to perfection. If your tastes lend themselves to old world chiffon pink roses, this one is for you.

This rose if full of old world charm.  It has a delicate, shell-like beauty and delightful old world fragrance. The blooms are perfectly cupped with petals that crowd the centre of the bloom. Continue reading

Cecile Brunner

There are so many beautiful roses so you can imagine the difficulty I had choosing a rose to be the very first ‘Rose of the Week’.  Then I walked passed my poor old neglected climbing Cecile Brunner, saw one gallant bud and the decision was made.

Cecile Brunner is an Old World Garden rose.  It flowers with abundance in spring and then sporadically thoughout summer.  The bush is vigorous.  Mine is planted against a rain water tank.  It is neither watered nor fertilised.  It gets pruned right back in winter and, in summer, towers over the tank. In spring, it is lovely. Continue reading