The Glorious Gertrude Jekyll Rose
The first Gertrude Jekyll Rose of the year in Rosedale.
It was named in honour of the famous British writer and garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll (1843–1932). Jekyll was one half of one of the most influential and historical partnerships of the Arts and Crafts movement. She was known for her creative planting, influenced by Turner and the Impressionists.
This Rose is soo scented, soo beautiful, it feels like summer is here.
The shrub thrives on the wall of my mother in-laws house, on'tother side of the wall is a large radiator, and we reckon this Rose perhaps, enjoys the benefit of its location.
I will be dressing our vases with this wondrous bloom for the next few weeks.