The roses in the Header are growing at Haddon Hall - I think I took this photo about 2 years back. Unfortunately I couldn't really "choose" the photo because I transferred them all onto an external hard drive and I have dates but not the actual photo, so it's a shot in the dark when I click on one to load . . .
Zepherine Drouhin (a thornless Bourbon rose).
A not too clear photo of Cardinal Richelieu (a Gallica rose).
The undoubted star of the show - Paul's Himalayan Musk (Moschata).
She's climbed right to the top of the apple tree - and beyond.
This is the rambler The Garland, another vigorous Moschata climber. Like the PHM, it is very fragrant.
This is supposed to be the David Austin rose, Graham Thomas. However, he is the wrong colour! GT is meant to be yellow. Still, a very pretty rose, and he is a LOT happier to have some sunshine this year. It could be Lady Emma Hamilton . . . or possibly Abraham Darby.
My beautiful golden rose whose name I have forgotten . . .
I thought this little one I bought for mum, was called "Yesterday", but it doesn't look like the photos I've found on line.
Our top field cut for hay. They turned it yesterday, so should be along to bale it in the next day or so.
Finally, the house all newly-decorated. Same yellow (only another coat of the limewash to tidy it up) and then Bay Leaf, which is a heritage colour grey-green. Once the scaffolding is down, it will be going back on the market and prayers are being offered it may attract a buyer . . .