Monday, 29 July 2013

July Musing

                                            Rosa 'Blush Noisette'

This little space which scented box encloses
Is blue with lupins and is sweet with thyme
My garden is all overblown with roses,
My spirit is overblown with rhyme,
As like a drunken honeybee I waver
From house to garden and again to house,
And undetermined which delight to favour,
On verse and rose alternatively carouse"

- Vita Sackville - West, 1892 -1962

P.S. Thanks to a comment from Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' I realised that I had named my rose wrongly. Yet another senior moment which has now been corrected.

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful rose and photo couldn't resist visiting when I saw this on my blogger dashboard even though i rarely visit garden blogs these days - too busy with Looking at Lyme Disease blog

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    1. Thanks for your comment Joanne and good to see you again :)

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  2. That's a beautiful rose. I love small and delicate ones.
    In answer to your question on my blog, I'm sorry I don't know the names. The purple one was in the garden when I moved here and I've had the smaller one for over 15 years and the label is long gone. Sorry.

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    1. Thanks for getting back to me Su. What great plants to inherit!

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  3. Gorgeous. I wish roses didn't struggle with me!

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    1. I have a mental picture of you fighting a rose bush thorns and all Jessica but I know what you mean :) I'm sure that there's one out there that would suit your garden perfectly.

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  4. I love the sentiment of the poem, Anna - and the rose is lovely too, very similar to 'Blush Noisette'

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  5. Oh er that's because it is 'Blush Noisette' Cathy :) I'm blushing now. I bought 'Félicité Parmentier' at the same time. Another senior moment!

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  6. Lovely rose, Anna, and lovely poem too. I like reading Sackville-West, she's been such a poet and being a gardener as well makes her all the more precious.

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  7. What a gorgeous rose and post! There's something so classy and beautiful about a rose. I dream of a rose garden one day!

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  8. Such a pretty image and poem to accompany it, just lovely.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.