Wednesday, 10 February 2016

♥ Roses Grow on You ♥...

Prunella Pepperpot and her bestest friend Francine Frangipane 
love roses.
They are both at their happiest 
while pottering around the garden together,
 enjoying the different coloured blooms and amazing scents.

 One of the first roses to bloom in their garden is 
 Rosa Xanthina 'Canary Bird' 
One of Francine's favourites. 
A must in any garden.

The rich, sharp, fruity fragrance of the rose Abraham Darby...

Sweet smelling Aurthur Bell...

 Rosa Californica 'Plena' (California Wild Rose), with it's deliciously fragrant flowers.
It's been moved and pruned to within an inch of it's life whilst building work was being done.  
This was one of the first roses purchased for this garden almost 3o years ago.
It just shows how hardy roses can be... 

The intense fruity fragrance of the rose Lady Emma Hamilton...

Gentle Hermione with it's true old rose character 
and old rose scent.
This rose was named after Hermione, the faithful wife of Leontes, the king of Sicillia and mother of Perdita in Shakespeare's 'The Winter's Tale'.
Not as Prunella's favourite herione,
 Hermione in the Harry Potter books!

James Galway named in celebration of the 60th birthday of James Galway, the world famous flautist.
Bought because of the name
 a harbour city on Ireland’s west coast,
 on a to do list...

♥ Roses, like chocolates, are for sharing ♥

Because of this a dear friend is always sharing cuttings from her rose bushes.
Sometimes they are successful and they do grow.
It's exciting to watch them bud and bloom, trying to guess what colour the rose will eventually be.
Here are the successes, unfortunately their names are unknown...

 A beautiful rich yellow fading to cream...

   A delicate cream...

And last but not least
The most stunning romantic red rose...

 ♥ Roses are most definately for sharing ♥

Have a beautiful week

 Thank you to Stephanie for featuring this post on The Enchanting Rose, Roses of Inspiration xxx

The Enchanting Rose

Thank you kindly for your visit and we hope you had as much fun reading Prunella's Blog as we had writing it.
Happy Blogging! 


  1. Have the roses come out aready? Beautiful post

  2. My goodness, they are all so beautiful! I don't think I have seen 'James Galway' before. Your photos of it are just magical.
    Who wouldn't love roses? And who wouldn't love Prunella and Francine? :)

    1. Thank you Sara. The James Galway is particularly beautiful & Prunella & Francine thank you kindly. They have such happy little faces. We all need to smile more :

  3. Very Very pretty roses. I love all their names too.
    The two friends look very happy among all the beautiful roses. : )

  4. Lovely to see all the beautiful roses shared by Prunella and Francine. I particularly love 'Canary Bird'! Such an unusual and delicate little rose. I will have to look for this one! How nice to have friends give you cuttings. A very nice collection! xx Karen

    1. The Canary Bird is a must. It has larch arching stems. The flowers are scented and look like large buttercups. Very disease resistant & never had a problem with aphids on it. In one garden we had a large standard Canary Bird, very tempted to buy another. It was particularly stunning. :)

  5. I so enjoyed visiting your blog with a tour of your garden with Francine and Prunella! The roses are so beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!

  6. Dear Prunella and Francine, thank you for showing us your beautiful roses. I'm so glad you love roses - who doesn't? You've mentioned one of my favourites, Arthur Bell, but you have a good number of lovely ones. It's also fun growing cuttings and seeing them bloom. Enjoy your gardening!

  7. Oh my, what a darling post full of charm and beauty :) I want to thank you for sharing with Roses of Inspiration and let you know that this post will be featured at tomorrow's party. Hugs to you!

  8. Oh, what a fun and delightful post and such gloriously beautiful roses on display! I so agree with Prunella Pepperpot and Francine Frangipane...roses are definitely for sharing.

  9. Hello Prunella

    I adore roses too and when I saw your post featured on Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration I had to come over and read it!
    Abraham Darby is a favourite of mine too - both the bed and bloom are outstanding and OH that fragrance!
    CONGRATULATIONS on being featured!


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