Gertrude Jeykll roses and Strawberry Hill Rose

In a Vase on Monday – Pink Roses with Pinks and Ixias

Here are my favourite pink roses: English Rose ‘Gertrude Jeykll’, Delbard ‘Chartreuse de Parme’, and Rugosa Rose ‘Anne Endt’.
vase of roses pinks and ixias
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English Roses and gladiolus cut flowers

In a Vase on Monday – Coral

I read somewhere after I bought it that the Rose ‘Benjamin Britten’ is an odd Coral red, and it is really. The petals are a lipstick orange shading to red when the blooms are opening, changing to pinky red lipstick and yellow when open. I thought it was going to be a pure light red, but I don’t regret it. I love the scent, and it has done well on a clay bank where others have struggled.

Benjamin Britten Rose

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In a Vase on Monday – Lichfield Angels

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.

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