Full Bloom

Sometimes it takes a really harsh cut back to return to bloom.

This series is in honour of my mother-in-law Liz, who bravely pruned our roses for us when she was last here – and was a little worried she’d gone too far.

Roses are so tough though aren’t they? You can treat them quite rough, only to find them bloom with the most delicate and heavenly scented flowers in the face of it.

It astounds me, the contrast between the harsh plant and the extreme tenderness of what it produces. Up close the many gentle folds are exquisite.

This is an ode to that – and to Liz, for her brave and wise work in our garden, this is what it has rewarded us. I hope you enjoy!

Xo

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7001

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7007

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7008

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7030

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7036

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7043

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7046

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7049

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7073

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7083

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7010

 

Alison Shirley Macro Fryers Rose 2018-7004

 

 

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