Monday, 21 July 2014

Another Rose

We did it again. We bought some plants at the market in Banbridge, including this beautiful rose. It is called Joie de Vivre and has really gorgeous pale pink flowers and a lovely delicate scent. I wish you could smell it! It has lots and lots of buds so I'm expecting some more beautiful roses to bloom soon.

Unfortunately I don't know the names of most of our roses but I happened to notice the label on the one climbing up the pergola. It is called Compassion. It also has a lovely true-rose scent.


The day we bought the Joie de Vivre rose we also bought a few more geraniums and planted them round the glauca. They look a bit lost there but they'll soon grow and spread out.

Since there are some more flowers starting to bloom around the garden, I might as well show you some photos of them too.

This lily is about the same height as me!

And I mustn't forget the wild flowers as they are really doing well now.

This dahlia is just starting to flower - I love dahlias of all sizes and colours.

There's been a slug at work there, I'd say!!

Hope you enjoyed some more flower photos. Might as well make the most of them while I can.


  1. You have such a gorgeous garden. That first rose reminds me a bit of a peony, it's very pretty.

  2. You're absolutely right - that's exactly what it is like.

  3. Every time I smell a rose I think it must be the best scent ever! Yours look like they're doing really well. Lovely to find your blog and I look forward to catching up with some of your other posts. Pleased to meet you x Jane

    1. And it's lovely to meet you too - I've been over to have a look at your blog.

  4. Hello Gillian

    Your have such a wonderful and fabulous garden I love it. Your Roses are just spectacular, thank you for sharing them with us.


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