Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bloom of the Day

 Any person who writes about the rose will, sooner or later, end up consulting Roy Shepherd's History of the Rose; and anyone who loves roses will, sooner or later, end up falling in love with ' Golden Wings', the only one of his rose creations still commonly met with.  It is one of the most outstanding of the Modern Shrub Roses: continuous in its flowering, delicious in its scent and golden colour, and perfect in form.  Although the flowers are not always perfectly single.  Sometimes they indulge in an extra petal of two.