Isn't this rose beautiful. When my Dad passed away last September someone gave Mum the Rose "In Loving Memory".. Mum gave it to me and I took it back to PN and it wilted and all but died. There was the barest green showing but it never did anything last summer. I decided to perservere like my Dad would and bought it to Windy Wellington and here is the first flower. I have picked it because it is so beautiful and the wind will ruin it. And it smells devine.
My Dad loved growing roses. He spent hours every day amongst them .. a few years ago he counted and there were 199.. which included 35 of my roses, he gained ownership of when I went to Oz. Sadly they've been depleted over the last two years with the garden being minimised for Mum. I wasn't around to 'rescue' any but I plan to take cuttings of what's left next year.