living as I do in Yorkshire should I grow only the white rose of the House of York?
what should I do with this pinkish one - dig it up?
although it fades to an almost whiteness .........
and when given red roses for my birthday, as symbols of the House of Lancaster should I turn them away?
what's a girl to do? History has a lot to answer for when gardening..........
Grow them both! Don't let history have the monopoly on what flowers are the most favourable. (Personally, I prefer white roses!!!)ReplyDelete
Your roses look amazing!! Your English weather is so perfect for growing roses.ReplyDelete
Grow them all ;) Your second rose is my favourite...beautiful colours and I bet it has a lovely perfume! :)ReplyDelete
I would love to have a rose garden but between the possums and drought it's a lost cause :( Gx
What lovely roses, they are my favorite flowers.ReplyDelete
The roses are beautiful. I wouldn't be about to give any of them up. And you have a very lovely blog!!!ReplyDelete
lovely pics, i think you should grow them all, history bahReplyDelete
Nahh, chuck 'em all in, I say! The more the merrier. They are beautiful colours, I love them all.xReplyDelete
Sod the history, grow the roses!ReplyDelete
If it was me, the more roses the merrier :) I would love a garden full of david austin roses! Catherine xReplyDelete
Ha,ha an amusing post with the rose dilemma! Beautiful..... all of them, my family is from Yorkshire and we live in Lancashire! I say enjoy them all alwaysReplyDelete
See you again soon
Your roses are lovely! My roses just popped this week and I was out taking pictures of them this morning. I just love the white roses this year for some reason.ReplyDelete
red roses, in a Yorkshire garden? GASP - the horror!!! You are a traitor and should be shot.ReplyDelete
But....................those roses are amazing (the red is my fave). I can't grow weeds, so i am very jealous and am off to mutter to myself about how grumpy I am under my breath. Either that or I'm going to find out where you live and dig 'em all up.
plant more and rebel!ReplyDelete
Who cares - they are all beautiful!ReplyDelete
They are both equally beautiful. it would be a shame to let a little thing like history force you to remove something so joyous from your garden. Besides it was a long time ago.ReplyDelete
No roses should be turned away--ever! LOL! Your roses are gorgeous--all of them, which ever you choose...Happy Summer Days filled with roses ((HUGS))ReplyDelete
Beautiful roses! I would keep them all.ReplyDelete
These roses probably came from france or outer mongolia and never even heard of the war of the roses (like most school children!) so in the interests of educating the masses you could either set up an educational museum in the garden or maybe have a cup of tea instead and enjoy the flowers!ReplyDelete
White! White! I am all about white flowers - I think I have grand delusions that my garden can be a mini Sissinghurst.ReplyDelete
Beautiful roses! I'm afraid I can't contribute on the rose alleigance issue, being Welsh - I only grow daffodils :)ReplyDelete