It’s ‘Summertime’!

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I feel sorry for this little rose. It is doing its very best.

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It was bought for the Bon Viveur, who loves yellow, as I do.

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We have some tall chimney pots on our supper terrace (4 in all). They used to have Morning Glory in them and I got fed up with it (I still have it on the balcony, which I only use in the morning and the evening, due to the heat).

So I bought two small climbing roses from David Austin in 2016 (the other two pots have clematis).

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They have been at their absolute best this year. The Bon Viveur never saw them, but last summer, when I was raving about what a pretty little rose it was, I asked him for his opinion. ‘It’s not my favourite’. Less than satisfactory and I speak to them every day to compensate. They are nearly up to the balcony and, although going over now, will flower again later, but never as beautifully as this.

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7 thoughts on “It’s ‘Summertime’!

    1. Cathy Post author

      I love all roses, Tony. And HTs do indeed have a special charm. Only 3 here: ‘Mr Lincoln’, ‘Pascali’ and ‘Grandpa Dickson’ (the last dieing as I write, although I speak to the Grandpa daily!)

    1. Cathy Post author

      They were lovely – now gathering themselves for continuous flowering after that extra special early effort. It WAS a good year for roses here – and I really enjoyed them. Storms have finished the last efforts of the old, once-flowering off. But the others have a summer to come! And their roots will have revelled in all the rain we have been having.


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