A climbing Iceberg rose is still flowering in a sheltered spot by our front door. I cut a stem today and popped it in a small vase with a few sprigs of the Rosemary which grows at it’s feet. I love having a few fresh flowers in the house and this rosemary smells delicious.
June is usually the month for roses but Rosa Iceberg is repeat flowering. Just cut the dead flower heads off after after each flush then it will flower again in a few weeks. Mine has flowered throughout the year and usually keeps going through the winter too. It’s in a sunny sheltered spot which helps to protect it from the worst winds and winter cold.
Rosa Iceberg is a good healthy rose, resistant to blackspot and mildew. Usually there are plenty of aphids on the juicy new shoots early each year. I don’t use chemicals and luckily we always have plenty of blue tits and long tailed tits to eat the aphids.
I’m joining in with In a Vase on Monday hosted by Cathy from Rambling in the Garden. To see more lovely flowers just click this link → In a Vase on Monday or click this photo.
Have you grown some flowers for cutting this week? If not then why not plant a rose? November is a good time to plant a climbing, rambling or shrub rose and there are plenty to choose now at good garden centres and nurseries. Yes… I know they don’t look much at the moment but they will establish a good root system over winter and are full of potential blooms for next summer.
Thanks for reading, liking and commenting. Gillian 😉