Thursday, July 10, 2014

Munstead Wood

A few days ago, there was a question on a Facebook page I subscribed to about which David Austin rose one would be.
A silly game, I know, but it made me consider it.
At first, I thought there was no rose that represented me, that I could identify with, but recently I realised that there is one - Munstead Wood.

The one with the velvety petals, not a too orderly aspect, with an intense fragrant, but pretty well endowed thorn-wise :)

I took several photos of it this year, unfortunately not one at its peak blooming time, but you'll have to settle with these for the time being.

I've clearly not pruned the bush correctly, so it looks rather loose. It's still work in progress.

Here's the bush in late May

 and here it is in early June

And here it is again, in different stages, wet and dry, in all its gorgeous glory



  1. Oh my gosh! Stunning! The color is incredible. I need to look for this for next year's plantings.

    My garden tour this week comes from the high tunnel.

  2. Un trandafir superb ! Nici nu indraznesc sa ma gandesc cum ar arata in arsita mea ...

    1. Dragă Dani,
      Spre deosebire de alți trandafiri de culoarea asta (cum ar fi Astrid a lui Tantau), Munstead Wood nu se arde la soare.
      Așa că îl poți planta liniștită, singura problemă este că pe timp foarte călduros face flori mult mai mici și mai deschise la culoare.
      Până și la mine, cu verile răcoroase, cum dă de o perioadă cu călduri mari, cum nu mai apar florile astea fabuloase.
      Altfel, primăvara și toamna vei avea parte de toată splendoarea lui :)

    2. O sa il am in vedere pentru viitor. Merci de incurajare !