Monday, November 19, 2007

In the garden, a beautiful time of year!

The garden is looking beautiful at the moment with all the roses coming out in bloom. I just had to share some photos......the front of the house November 07.

In the foreground is Princess or Grace de Monaco, these roses line the front path to the front steps and the perfume is beautiful when they are out. These roses were here when we moved into the house, lucky some of them still had their tags on so I could identify them.

Below is the "lavender" garden underneath the silver birches. All the iris are different shades of purples and there are french and italian lavenders planted beneath the birches. Tony did this garden two maybe three years ago now, although the lavenders were already planted under the birches we did plant the roses and iris.

Below is Tony's latest garden this one was redone last year. The weeping cherry was already planted and there were some roses planted underneath but as there were no fences around the garden the wallabies just continually ate the roses so we have put up a temporary fence until we can get a nice picket fence or something around the front garden. We still are fighting the battle but at the moment we appear to be winning...I say for the moment! Anyway we dug up the roses potted them over winter while Tony worked on the garden redigging and putting in lots of horse manure (they do come in handy for something!) We replanted what survived and I bought lots of new ones as the garden is now twice and big as it was. This is it's second spring and with the pea straw the roses are going mad.

Below are the climbers and ramblers around the verandahs. They were all planted when we moved here except Albertine but they have more than tripled in size! First is the white rambler next to Paul's Scarlet. I guessed this to be Pauls Scarlet and bought another one to plant along the center of the side verandah and its turned out identical. Next is a potato bush (purple) next to the white rambler, next is the white rambler it's huge and will have to have a good chop back after its flowered. Last is Albertine, I bought this in a pot for $1 from an old man at the Ballarat market. There's actually two planted and I love it as I love the old fashioned roses, pity it only flowers once a year.

Below are some of my roses I have over 100.

1. David Austin that was already here no tag 2. Gertrude Jeckyll another David Austin. 3. Compassion a climber 4. Paul Becose 5. Flamingo 6. Apricot Nectar 7. Queen Adelaide (a beautiful rose xlge double fades to lilac and glorious perfume) 8.Brass Band 9. Pegasus (David Austin)

1.Barbra Streisand 2. Lavender Pinnochio 3. Queen Elizabeth 4. Saint Cecelia (David Austin) 5. Mothers Love 6.Caramello 7. Scentimental (a beautiful variegated red/ pink-white) 8. Transcendent (which I can't remember if its a DA or an old fashioned rose) 9. Diana Princess of Wales.

Cecile Brunner is halfway across the arch, its taken a few years on the other side is Penny Lane another climber but I might get another Cecile I think to put on the other side.


Lissa Jane said...

the roses are gorgeous.. I went on holidays once, and all my roses (all white ones I might add) mysteriously disappeared.. that'll teach me to go to quilting retreats! the garden is nothing the size of yours, but is all gardenia's now.. thanks for sharing the pics!


Leeanne said...

Your roses are beautiful, you are soo lucky to have such a large property to grow them all. Tomorrow I am going to place my order for my wedding and I am having a posie of deep red and white roses....

Jane said...

I am dead envious of all that space and water...........looks wonderful.
You have worked hard since I was last there.