Recognisable anywhere, especially as you’ve captured the star-like twists in the centre.
She is indeed distinctive and has a glorious recognisable fragrance too – I think she would be classed as a ‘quartered’ rose
Lovely Gertie, mine is still in tight buds – that is unless the rain has damaged her…
Oh, hope not 🙄 Other than climbing rose Mme Alfred Carriere, she has been the first to have a clutch of blooms ths year
She’s opened, despite the rain!!
And at least 20 buds this year 😁
That sounds really promising 👍 This year the blooms on mine seem particularly large and I can see them from the kitchen windows, which is lovely 😊
The petals are lovely. I’m a rose newbie, and terrible at remembering names of them all.
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!!
One of the best roses, and what a great photo of the twist in the middle!
Thanks Cathy – but it was a shame (!) the sun was so bright that The first photo looked really washed out…
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. 😃
Haha, indeed! Mind you, it never looked anything special when it was in its previous location next to the gallery fence
Oh yes, it is gorgeous. Great name! I love the color, too.
Yes, she is a very distinctive rose and easily recognisable once you have met her
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