This is Rosa Banksii ‘Lutea’. As you can seen it’s a yellow rose, a rambler actually, which scrambles through a white flowered Wisteria growing up the red brick wall at the front of our house. It’s thornless, vigorous and healthy so it’s a lovely plant if you have a tall bare wall or if you are wanting to introduce a touch of country style to your garden… there’s nothing quite like rambling roses for adding a romantic atmosphere. You will need plenty of space though. In ten years our rose has reached the roof of our house and they can grow up to 40 feet / 12 metres tall or even more.
Rosa banksii ‘Lutea’ is an early flowering lightly scented rose producing small flowers in clusters or sprays in April and May. Usually our rose is in full flower at the end of April but this year it’s a few weeks later to bloom and we are still waiting for a really good show. Perhaps it will coincide with the wisteria which would be lovely but in the meantime we do have a few yellow roses to enjoy.
I cut a few Rose sprigs and added a couple of stems of Anthriscus sylvestris (Cow Parsley) which lines our driveway. Anthriscus is a wild flower or weed depending on your point of view. I love it right now because it adds a lightness to cut flowers which really only Ammi can match and that’s not in flower yet here.
Here they are together in a small vase. I love yellow roses and I’m enjoying the Cow Parsley too.
Today is the blog event In a Vase on Monday which you may want to take a peek at or join in with. After you have read Cathy’s post you’ll see there are lots of comments and links to other garden bloggers.
Happy Reading and most importantly Happy Gardening! Gillian 🙂