Wednesday, November 09, 2005

A Perfumed Morning

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Honeysuckle 'Firecracker' Posted by Picasa


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17 comments:

ms*robyn said...

your garden must smell divine right now!
is that honeysuckle invasive? I inherited honeysuckle when we bought this house & it has taken ages to get it all out of the garden.

Alice said...

Robyn, neither of these plants have shown any tendency to be invasive (sometimes I wish they would) but then they are only growing on the wall and the picket fence. Actually, they are not as highly perfumed as the more common yellow/white honeysuckle.

Chloe said...

You Beeeuty - Calidore tipped me off, and your pictures confirm - I reckon my unknown rose (snipped from a friend's place) is Rambling Rector. :)

Alice said...

Apparently it's a rose that's been around for a very long time. The flowers are lovely and it certainly didn't deserve to be called 'rampant rectum' in the days before I knew just how good it was.

aquamarine said...

How divine. How I wish the internet had smell-o vision.

Sandy said...

Ohhhh, yummy!!! I can imagine how good it smells. How do you like your rambling Rector? I was thinking of putting him on a pergola.

Alice said...

Sandy, I love Rambling Rector now and it would look great on a pergola. It does have a lot of thorns so just make sure it's not close to where anyone has to walk.

Rachel said...

What beautiful photos! Everything is so pretty!! Like walking through the garden almost!

Seeing Anew said...

Oh how I miss the scents of the garden now!!! The roses and the honeysuckle -- I should have smelled them more often this past summer. It's midnight and I'm in my PJs, but I'm thinking about getting dressed and going outside to smell the nicotiana which, being sheltered, is still in bloom. See what your photos make me do???

Calidore said...

How could you call "Rambling Rector" anything but beautiful...hehehehe. I won't tell you what Ashley muttered under his breath when it caught on his T-shirt. Could be why I prune it. Ashley would do it - with a chain saw.

Can you tell me what the name of the David Austin rose please? It is stunning. Can't decide which roses I like more, soft pink or dramtic red.

Stuart said...

Great pics Alice. I love the honeysuckle. We have the 'common white/yellow' variety which we grew from a cutting but it doesn't nearly look as nice as you're one.

Carol said...

Beautiful flower overload Alice!Wonderful! I love David Austin Roses too. I'm the proud owner of the pink "Constance Spry" it's a climber, the white "Francine Austin", the pink "Cottage Rose" and the pink "Heritage". I could recommend them all and I want more!

Peggy said...

Alice, I still want to book a camping trip in your garden! I would stay outside and just enjoy the flowers and smells. LOL

Sonia said...

I am enchanted! Wonderful flowers!

Shell said...

Those roses are glorious!

Kali said...

Such beauty! WOW!!!

SueeeuS said...

Your garden is inspirational. It's simply amazing. I just read your post on Pea Soup's show and tell, and I *love* your fussiness as to appropriate vessels, strength of tea and process for brewing, etc. !!! I can identify with this sort of fussiness (but my method, tho' equally fussy, differs from yours). You've made me smile today. Thank you Alice. :)