Last Rose Of Summer

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 24th October 2012

Unfortunately I no longer have a garden only a few pots containing some plants.  I love flowers with a perfume and they appear to be getting fewer and fewer.  I understand that growers look for stronger strains which withstand disease,  and for flowers that will grow larger.  Along the way they lose the delightful perfume which used to emanate from so many roses,  Even freesias now only have a fraction of the scent they had years ago.

Last year at Walmer Castle I bought a couple of rose trees purely because they had a perfume - one was a lovely peachy rose named Whisky Mac and the other was a gorgeous deep crimson flower named Glad Tidings.   Both plants have rewarded me with several blooms considering they are only into their first year of growth in a new environment.  I've just picked the last rose of  summer and every time I walk past it there is the most magnificent subtle perfume.

Glad Tidings.


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