Tuesday, June 18, 2013
On the rose pergola, there's a lot of intermingling between adjacent varieties. Here's a view from the south of the left-hand side of the pergola:
The small bright red roses are Chevy Chase. The bushes growing on the left are Madame Alfred Carrière, and you see a few specimens of these white roses at the top of the photo. But the pink roses on the left belong to Albertine stalks that have burrowed through from the opposite side of the pergola. On the other side of the red Chevy Chase, the small pale pink Paul Transon blossoms are in their right place.
In one of the plots, close to the earth, there's an elegant specimen of Paul Bocuse, all on its own.
Alongside, but high in the air, there are several Queen Elizabeth specimens:
Here's a superb solitary Limoux, with a few Manou Meilland in the background:
I've forgotten the identity of the following vigorous bush of clumps of white roses, which used to grow on an embankment behind the house:
The following, too, is an unidentified bush that I transplanted from behind the house:
As I've often said, one thing is certain: Gamone is an ideal territory for roses.