Roses at Petersham Nurseries – a little video blog

Two short videos featuring the roses within the Cutting Garden at Petersham Nurseries - Abraham Darby, The Alnwick Rose, Constance Spry, Veilchenblau, Boscobel, Eden Rose/Pierre de Ronsard, Reine des Violettes, Paul's Scarlet, Gertrude Jekyll, A Shropshire Lad, Falstaff, Rosa banksiae ... These last two are of the umbrella-frame-trained Rosa multiflora Platyphylla, or Seven Sisters. The…

Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes, there beneath the blue suburban skies I sit…

My neighbour's climbing rose, Penny Lane. Bred by Harkness and introduced in 1998 (it was Rose of the Year that year). Medium sweet fragrance. 4m x 2.5m (13' x 8') As with many of the best modern repeat-flowering climbers, it is a hybrid between 'New Dawn' and a modern bush rose. Its flowers are large,…