‘That which we call a rose,
by any other name would smell as sweet’
So said Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet, and what woman doesn’t equate roses with romance? I paid a visit recently to the world famous David Austin Roses Ltd., and spent a dreamy hour or two in their exquisite rose garden. Such a pity I didn’t have my tall, dark and handsome hero with me at the time, but a girl can’t have everything!
Here are some photos I took during my visit, although it’s impossible to do justice to the display or the gorgeous perfume that pervades the air on a warm summer’s afternoon.
And my favourite variety? The Generous Gardener, a beautiful pink double English fragrant rose.