Graham Thomas is a lovely colour, and a beautiful shape and fruity scent. I had to pull all the leaves off though, they were so black spotty, whereas the Iceberg is also beautiful and scented and has beautiful healthy leaves. However it’s the supporting actor not the star.
I’ve just come back from Whanganui, and the roses there are as tall as me, with huge, healthy leaves. I’ve always heard that roses like clay, but the soil in Whanganui is deep and sandy – so maybe it’s just that they survive in clay, rather than they like it. I suppose the few degrees colder may help as well.
Visit Rambling in the Garden to enjoy or take part in ‘In a Vase on Monday’