Enough to Make Me Blush

Although I gently pruned some of the roses in the rose garden whilst trimming the lavender at their feet and noticed there were still several buds on ‘Blush Noisette’ it was still a surprise when I walked through today to see this truss of blushing prettiness – isn’t she gorgeous? She has three sisters on the fences surrounding the rose garden and being new residents they are only just starting to establish – when they are smothering the fences in a year or two or three they will be an absolute delight.

There has been a mixture of blue skies, sunshine and several hints of a shower today, all accompanied by what is more than a stiff breeze but isn’t yet quite a gusty wind – we may catch the anticipated gales as they move northwards and then out towards the North Sea so it could be a blustery night. The number of leaves on the ground has been increasing slowly but surely on a daily basis, but will no doubt do so exponentially as the evening and night wears on – if we had any hatches to batten down we would be advised to do so! It has been interesting to note the changes as this week’s breezes have begun to make inroads in the foliage, both drying and defoliating – the witch hazels I showed on GBFD on Tuesday look very different now, with Arnold Promise now completely stripped, a few token yellow leaves remaining on Zuccariniana and the foliage of Orange Peel transformed into …well, not quite orange peel, but very orangey nonetheless and I suspect he will be rivaling Hamamelis ‘Harry’ for my affections in a year or two.


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22 Responses to Enough to Make Me Blush

  1. Fabulous roses and foliage. We have not had a hard frost so the roses and foliage here are behaving the same. Lovely!

  2. rusty duck says:

    That’s beautiful Cathy. And if she survives tonight’s storm, still plenty of colour to come.

  3. Annette says:

    Blush Noisette has been flowering all year and is still full of promising new buds and fresh green growth. The only thing is that the flowers are very delicate and loose their beauty rather quickly in the face of the slightest adversity. Check out Bouquet Parfait, Cathy – pure bliss and less giddy.

    • Cathy says:

      You love your roses, don’t you, Annette?! My BN are fairly sheltered where they are but are not yet established enough to be smothered in blooms at any one time.

  4. sueturner31 says:

    Love to see at this time of the year…I have also noticed fat buds on my Blush Noisette,when they open I will have to bring them in so I can take full advantage.

    • Cathy says:

      I wonder how long the Blush Noistte would last if they are cut? My trusses always seem to have a combination of open flowers, spent flowers and new buds so although I have thought of cutting them when I wanted some floral decoration I haven’t done so yet.

  5. Holleygarden says:

    Your rose blooms are gorgeous. I can imagine a fence line of these beauties. They really will be a delight. Autumn does seem to be making itself known early this year. I worry about a long winter.

    • Cathy says:

      I certainly look forward to having the fences smothered in the Blush Noisette – it will be lovely! I think I am probably less concerned about a hard winter now I am not working as I know I have the time to notice the unexpected beauties of the season – hope yours isn’t too long or harsh

  6. Anna says:

    My ‘Blush Noisette’ is sporting a few buds too – hope that they materialise before we get any frost.
    Hope that your garden escaped the winds Cathy – on the breezy side here last night but not gale force winds though. Much rain!!!

    • Cathy says:

      We have had some of both, but not huge amounts – although enough rain for some short term flooding. Hope your garden is not waterlogged (and that you get more blooms on your Blush Noisette)!

  7. Christina says:

    I think the roses flowering in autumn give even more pleasure than those in spring. All the roses in my circular bed are giving a good shoe, I love the delicate colour of yours.

    • Cathy says:

      It amazes me how long roses do produce flowers for. The foliage on this one always looks especially fresh and green at all times too. The flowers on all mine are just sporadic now, but all very welcome nonetheless – your circular bed must be lovely.

  8. Pauline says:

    That is such a beautiful rose, so pretty, lovely to see at this time of year.

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Pauline – they are especially nice if the whole truss is flowering at the same time but it doesn’t often manage that!

  9. croftgarden says:

    You seem to have the magic touch with roses.

  10. It is so true that when you see a plant do that well from the start that in 3 to 4 years it is going to be absolutely spectacular…That soft pink look is so stunning.

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