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Crown Princess Margareta (front) and Summer Song

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Gold Crown Princess Margareta against Summer Song

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Summer Song

The burnt orange of Summer Song against the warm golds of Crown Princess Margareta.

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Summer Song

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As the flowers age – Crown Princess Margareta

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Pernod-scented Wollerton Old Hall

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Claire Austin

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The large blooms of creamy-white Lichfield Angel

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The young flower of A Shropshire Lad

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A Shropshire Lad matures…

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The Generous Gardener – flashes of red in the new foliage

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James Galway

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Summer-flowering rambler Belvedere

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Sumer-flowering rambler Blush Rambler

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Old Rose, President de Seze

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Jubilee Celebration

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Jubilee Celebration in bud

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Antique (climbing rose)

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Dusky Maiden

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Tess of the D’Urbevilles

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Tess of the D’Urbevilles

 

‘Tis June and the roses are heading towards their absolute Peak. Of course, the English Roses from David Austin will flower again, several times indeed and very welcome they will be too. But just now, with the summer-flowering roses – many with ancient and excellent pedigrees – and the first flush from the David Austin family, we have the best of all possible worlds.

 

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