Blueberry Hill

IMG_1994 copyBlueberry Hill is a Floribunda Rose.

Blueberry Hill produces clusters of large, semi-double (12-15 petals) lilac blooms.  They have a lovely, fruity fragrance with, supposedly, a hint of apple but, try as I might, I can’t recognise any apple. Blueberry Hill also, reportedly, produces decorative hips but I must be too efficient at dead-heading my bush as I have never noticed.  It repeat flowers throughout the season.

Blueberry Hill has exceptionally large, long, pointed buds which I find particularly beautiful.  Just check out the photo below. Continue reading

Climbing Manita

Climbing Manita is a rose of exceptional quality and beauty so I was surprised when I could find very little information about it.  The only information I found was from Treloar Roses catalogue (where I bought it) and from Kordes, the breeder.  It does not appear in any of my rose books.  I don’t understand why not – as you can see from the photos, it is a stunner. Continue reading