The Generous Gardener

In April 2010, we planted out what we now call ‘the blue border’ for our 15th Wedding Anniversary.  We planted a beautiful David Austin climbing rose called ‘The Generous Gardener’.  We chose it because the colour was the same delicate shade of pink as my wedding outfit.  It has grown slowly, had only a few flowers in the first year but this year it is blooming beautifully.

David Austin describes it as, “A rose of delicate charm – its flowers being beautifully formed; their colour a soft glowing pink at the centre, shading to palest pink on the outer petals. When the petals open they expose numerous stamens, providing an almost water lily-like effect.”

The most wonderful thing about it though, is its strong and delicious fragrance with aspects of Old Rose, musk and myrrh.  It’s made me wish for more ‘old’ roses, filling the evening air with the headiness of musk.

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