The weather this year has certainly suited the roses. The lack of rain has meant that the flowers have lasted well. Roses are notorious for petal damage and mummification of unopened buds if there is too much rain.
I have been rather spoilt for choice in selecting this week’s Six on Saturday roses from the garden so have limited my choice to “Rambling” roses this week (There is a strong possibility that it might be the “climbers” next week!). I have to say that I am not always that clear on whether a rose is a”rambler” or a “climber” so have turned to the David Austin roses catalogue as reference.
According to David Austin Roses, climbers generally have larger blooms and are not as vigorous as ramblers. Whereas most climbers repeat flower most ramblers do not. However, as with everything there are exceptions to the rule!
Here are my six for this week:
One: Paul’s Himalayan Musk
Two: Emily Gray
Three: Veilchenblau (growing with Seagull)
Four: Francis E. Lester
Five: Little Rambler
Six: American Pillar
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