Pink Roses for June

June is THE month for roses and there are some lovely pale pink roses blooming this month.

Rosa ‘Paul’s Himalayan Musk’ is a rambling rose growing through the Oak Tree in front of my garden studio.


There are a couple of shrub roses too in the Summer Border. I am sorry to say I have lost track of their names although I distinctly remember writing them on a plan of the border and tucking it away somewhere safe!


I particularly love the rose below which is laden with blooms each year.


Love GillianThere’s nothing quite like the scent of roses to take me back to the summers of my childhood. Gaggles of giggling children performed puppet shows and plays for patient adults, we made dens and stayed outside for hours until we were hauled inside for hot baths and of course we developed our own range of perfume from fallen petals.

Do roses bring back memories for you?

I’m linking with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden today for In a Vase on Monday.

The Kiftsgate Rose

Think of a country garden… think of a rambling rose. Close your eyes and imagine clusters of scented flowers in sugared almond shades of pink, lilac, white and cream. To me their exuberant arching habit adds to the character and atmosphere of the country garden. Ramblers are vigorous plants producing strong new stems from the base of the rose every spring. Then in early summer great swags of scented blooms cascade down from laden branches. I often wonder how just one plant can produce so many flowers. We have been growing rambling roses through some of the mature trees in our garden for several years now…

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