I quickly picked these roses before the storm really wound up and put them in a bottling jar so as to take part in Cathy’s ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme at Rambling in the Garden. It’s the first year for this rose; it was only planted a couple months ago in the new garden below the solar panels. With plenty of compost, manure and rain it’s doing well so far and is covered with big round buds.
I put some of the first hydrangea Blue Wave flowers in for extra green, although in the end I wasn’t really happy with the colour mix and separated them. The light was low because of the storm so I struggled to catch the full warmth of the colour of this rose, a rich cream with apricot hints.
27 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Lichfield Angels”
Your rose is so pretty and still looks healthy and unblemished for so late in the season. I like the apricot glow in the centers of the buds.
Thank you Hannah, it is healthy, although I’m in the Southern Hemisphere so it’s only the start of our season. Plenty of time for black spot to come along I’m afraid.
Beautiful rose Cathy; you at the beginning and me at the end of the season have both used roses today. Seems we have similar weather too!
Thanks Christina, we do seem to have similar weather and types of plants which grow well.
I think you captured the beauty of the slight peachy color of the rose….I love this vase…gorgeous colors, foliage and texture!
Thanks so much Donna!
My sister’s partner was telling me over the w/e that he has just bought this rose – seeing it in your vase I can appreciate just how lovely it is. Lichfield is the next town town to us and the Lichfield angel refers to an Anglo Saxon stone carving of the angel Gabriel found a few years ago under the floor of the cathedral. It is over 1200 years old and still retains some original paintwork.
Oh wow, I wondered what the name had come from. It’s great to now know. It has had better treatment than any of my other roses, so it’s not really fair to compare, but it certainly is thriving and growing quickly as well as looking beautiful.
It’s a wonderful rose and you’ve done a great job displaying its beauty.
Thank you Kris. 🙂
I love the colour and shape of this Rose and what a good idea to support it with hydrangea flowers and leaves. A gorgeous posy.
Thanks! It is a really lovely colour, very rich, and the rose seems pretty in all its forms from bud to full open flower.
Ooh, what a delightful rose, I imagine it smells lovely. A very pretty bowl!
Thank you! It does smell nice – not as strong as Gertrude Jeykll, but fruity and understated.
What a gorgeous rose! Love the light in your photos too. 🙂
Thank you! I always seem to be taking photos when it’s getting dark, or raining. Probably because if it’s nice and I’m not at work I’m gardening. 🙂
So we shall be in for treats, as we watch what you post during the coming season. I love this rose, and also completely agree with your last post on Iceberg. Great photographs.
Thank you Noelle! I’ll try not to get so wrapped up in vegetables that I forget about flowers. 🙂
Lichfield Angel is very beautiful, those half open buds are picture perfect. My Dad is a keen grower of roses in order that Mum has material for the house. So I shall buy them these for Christmas, so pleased I looked, great photos.
Thanks so much, that sounds like a lovely gift, I hope they grow well for them! It was interesting to read Cathy’s comment about where the name comes from.
I did enjoy Cathy’s information, fascinating.
How pretty. That rose looks almost as big as a peony.
Thanks Cynthia, it’s quite a big rose, about 4-5 inches across, but not as big as some of the florist’s peonies I’ve seen. Peonies are one of the things I wish we could grow. Humid summers I think, or lack of chilling Makes them unlikely to survive.
We each have special flowers that bloom in our own climates, don’t we? Giving thanks, for all of them.
Wow, an apricot beauty. Love it, no roses where I am, so I love seeing yours.
Thanks, I’m glad you like it 🙂 I suppose that all roses need a bit of a cold spell in the winter, so wouldn’t survive where you are?
It is pretty tropical here average low of 40 F, sandy high pH soil and fungal diseases. A battle for roses, I have seen a few puny Knockout Roses.