In my last post on the Greenwich Park Rose Garden, I mentioned a learning curve... turns out this is looking more and more like a steep hill, but I am sure the view at the top is worth the climb! Memento: DICbar It all started when I decided to find out why the two roses I have already talked about, the Peacekeeper and the Lord Mountbatten , had been given their names. You want to imagine some romantic reason behind it all: a mysterious woman, stolen diamond…
June 27, 2013Another Harkness creation (1982), the Lord Mountbatten or, more simply, Mountbatten - as it is referred to on the rose garden list - also belongs, like the Peacekeeper , to the ' Floribunda ' family. Harkness give the Mountbatten a scent rating of 5 which translates as 'heady or spicy perfume'. You can almost sense the headiness in the deep yellows of this bud, so deep in fact they remind me of ochres and reds…
June 24, 2013The Rose Garden, at the top of Greenwich Park at the back of Ranger's House, was created in 1961 and extended in 1994. You can view its lovely multi-coloured semi-cercle on Google Earth; by clicking on this link: Google Earth view of the rose garden , this will open a larger map in another window. The garden is home to more than one hundred types of roses, and on a sunny day, their beautiful aromatic oils rise up in the air and you can smell them even when still a distance away from t…
Tall Ships 2017, album created on April 17, 2017
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St Albans, album created on March 10, 2017
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