Jude & Gertie

IMG_0011 - Copy

Jude the Obscure, with hints of Gertrude Jekyll and Graham Thomas


Gertrude Jekyll – a beautifully scented shrub rose and Fragrant English Climber

Two glorious David Austin roses, in bloom now and probably (given the long summer, after a late start) in flower for many weeks to come. Few other plants can give so many months of pleasure (for eyes and nose) and their reputation as rather difficult divas really needs to be dispelled. Hungry things they may be, but then flowering is probably exhausting and repeating the show several times throughout the season is a major outlay of the plants energy – but many can do this with apparent ease.

What is almost certainly true is there is almost always room for one more rose in the garden…. these two would be a good start to any collection!

One thought on “Jude & Gertie

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.