Wednesday, 2 November 2011

A Rose Among Thorns

Well it's a rose among apple trees actually.

This is Rose Graham Thomas that I purchased several years ago. It is an English Rose bred by David Austin. English Roses have been specially bred to produce blooms like the old shrub roses, but unlike old roses they are repeat-flowering.

This rose had been competing with a nearby apple tree that I had removed this summer.
The apple tree was always lacking in something. Now what was it ?  Oh, I know.  Apples.
And now, as you see, the rose is thriving. Not a bad display for November.

Weather not as nice as yesterday, but it's still a bit mild for this time of year.
Looks like we'll be having a cold snap in a couple of weeks then.

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