Archive for July, 2008

Roses and Romance

‘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.

David Austin roses – The Generous Gardner


David Austin roses – home


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