A rose in the garden

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A rose in the garden

Postby Luzy » Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:55 pm

Got to start slowly, I suppose... This is 'Chukka', a David Austin called 'Charles Darwin' in its first season. His first flower, a while back, was the picture-like bright yellow. This flush started out at near-white and is slowly working a way through apricot to pale yellow. But every bloom has had a fragrance to put a smile on your face, from bud to petal drop. I reckon that Chukka can be whatever colour he wants! :lol:

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Postby Marrion » Wed Jan 18, 2006 11:37 am

Lovely photo, Luzy, a subtle blend of colours that look great together.
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Postby Lea » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:29 pm

That rose is a beautiful soft colour ... and it contrasts really nicely with the alyssum (Y) And what's that little deep red flower to the left?
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Postby Luzy » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:31 pm

Thank you, Lea. :D The red flower (that is hiding behing a young euphorbia that came up out of the compost) is a Dianthus called Crimsonia. It is a fantastic perennial that I grew from seed - with lots of variations of the colour and petal detail in each plant. (And the yellow blob behind it is a Dandelion - oh, sorry, part of our lawn :oops: )
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Postby Lea » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:11 pm

Oh, a Dianthus - very pretty colour (Y) And never mind about the dandelion - our bunny would love to eat it for you ;)
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:47 am

Lea wrote:Oh, a Dianthus - very pretty colour (Y) And never mind about the dandelion - our bunny would love to eat it for you ;)

Good thinking about eating the bunny looks good on my plate alongside
of some veges. 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Postby Pam » Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:00 am

That's a lovely shot, Luzy - it would make a great plant label!
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Postby Pam » Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:03 am

Good thinking about eating the bunny looks good on my plate


Lea, do you want a volunteer to hold him down while you chop him up for compost?
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Postby Guest » Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:24 am

I think the rose looks grand

good job on that one. (Y)
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