Wordless Wednesday: Gorgeous Gertie

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16 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Gorgeous Gertie

  1. susurrus says:

    Recognisable anywhere, especially as you’ve captured the star-like twists in the centre.

    • Cathy says:

      She is indeed distinctive and has a glorious recognisable fragrance too – I think she would be classed as a ‘quartered’ rose

  2. Heyjude says:

    Lovely Gertie, mine is still in tight buds – that is unless the rain has damaged her…

  3. Rosie Amber says:

    The petals are lovely. I’m a rose newbie, and terrible at remembering names of them all.

    • Cathy says:

      It doesn’t seem long since I was a newbie too, Rosie! I don’t know where you would buy your roses, when you do so, but if you search specialist suppliers like David Austin and Peter Beales and choose specific roses rather than buying what you see in a garden centre then you would, I think, have more reason to remember them – and it’s certainly easier with DA’s own roses because of the way they have been named, although admittedly I haven’t read all the Thomas Hardy novels that contain the characters that some of his are named after! As you gain experience you will realise how important it is to consider fragrance, length of blooming, height, preferred location etc, and not just colour – and that you can never have too many roses!!

  4. Cathy says:

    One of the best roses, and what a great photo of the twist in the middle!

    • Cathy says:

      Thanks Cathy – but it was a shame (!) the sun was so bright that The first photo looked really washed out…

      • Cathy says:

        Nice to have that sunshine though, and the last photo was really lovely – you would have to try very hard to make Gertrude look bad. 😃

        • Cathy says:

          Haha, indeed! Mind you, it never looked anything special when it was in its previous location next to the gallery fence

  5. Oh yes, it is gorgeous. Great name! I love the color, too.

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