|John Davis Explorer Rose|
7 July 2011
|John Davis the first|
my garden 2005
until last spring, when we decided it was time to say good-bye. "Replaced" just doesn't sound like a nice word here, but that's exactly what happened: John Davis the first was replaced with John Davis the second.
With his clusters of pretty pink he was a favourite of Hannah's when she was younger (when everything had to be pink). I love how the blooms start out a deep shade of pink (in some years John Davis the first appeared almost red) then open up to such a soft pink, showing the yellow stamen inside. It's a delicate flower, and reminds me of a cross between an old fashioned rose and wild dog roses (Rosa canina).
John Davis the second, in our garden July 2011:
He lives in the corner of our kitchen garden, nearest to the back door, attracting bees, and caring for the garlic below.
|John Davis the second|
in his second year
6 July 2011