I couldn't resist posting pictures of these lovely roses, ('Graham Thomas' and 'Special Memories'), which are repeat flowering their little socks off despite some slightly crazy weather which is flick-flacking between Indian summer and windy rainstorms.
This yellow rose is one of David Austin's, and honestly I wish you could scratch and sniff the photo because the smell is so wonderful, damask-y, fresh and not overpowering at all. It flowered like mad in the summer and has been covered in blooms again all through September. It also manages about 3 or 4 days in a vase which isn't to be sniffed at. Except occassionally, when you can't resist.
The coral coloured rose was given given to me at my 40th birthday party last year, so the name 'Special Memories' is very apt. It is floral eye candy at every stage.
What colours in one rose - coral, sunset, peaches, blushing cheeks, stained lips....