Jacqueline Du Pr Rose

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Date: 3rd October 2011


Went to some friends for lunch on Sunday and on the dining table was a small bowl of what I thought were artificial ‘Dog Roses’ - but they were real and were Jacqueline du Pré Roses - large and delicate with a pinky tinge in the middle. I was given one to bring home and immediately looked up the variety on the Internet. It’s appropriate that such a beautiful rose should have been named for a superb musician who sadly died all too young.

(Many years ago, whilst working on the Magazine programme ‘Pebble Mill at One’ I interviewed the Lloyd Webber brothers who’d brought out a new LP called Variations. Julian was a delightful person and he is coming next month to the newly opened Marlow Theatre so I’ve got tickets to the concert. I think it is because of him that I became interested in and began to like Cello Music.)

I only have a few pots in front of my flat and, unfortunately, the Jacqueline du Pré grows to quite a height and spread so unless they introduce a dwarf variety, I shan’t be able to have one. I love white roses and when I had a large garden in Finglesham sought out all the varieties that I could. I tried to keep the garden in shades of white, blue and yellow. I don’t like multi coloured gardens, nor ‘mixed bunches’ of cut flowers.

So here are my two weekend finds - the beautiful lump of amber and the Jacqueline du Pré rose. 


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