I have two David Austin Roses. This one is called Strawberry Hill and has the sweetest fragrance with of course, a hint of strawberry. It is a blousy climber and has grown really well this year.
It is currently covered in little black beetles but they are OK not laying eggs or eating anything just roaming around. With these roses being out a the moment, my mind turned to some rose themed paper crafting. My Auntie had a sort out of her card making stuff and gave me a box of stash with rose inspired bits and pieces included.
Then I made one for my friend who is leaving work.
My other David Austin Rose is called Raubritter. It has the sweetest, small, ball-shaped flowers in groups and is also a climber but more of a rambling variety. It has grown confidently over four years and mixes well with a blue ceanothus that comes in late May then the roses come next in late June.
Do you have a favourite rose?
Thanks for popping by and don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
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