A while ago now I blogged about the new David Austin rose, Celebration, that I had bought. We had a dreadful heatwave with over a week of 40 degree + temperatures shortly after I planted it, so I wasn't sure it was going to survive, but survive it did and here is the evidence.
The best part was the glorious fragrance that filled the room from this single bloom. The worst part was that the morning after I took this photo, it had dropped all of its petals into a heap on the table. Something to consider if using garden roses for table or bouquet arrangements - they often don't last longer than a moment.
Posted by Jane Cameron