Flower Carpet Roses
The driveway border is home to several bright pink Flower Carpet roses, seen here flowering in mid-summer.
These were the first so-called Flower Carpet roses to be sold in New Zealand, and they caused a sensation. They were marketed as the perfect groundcover - which anyone who has tried to weed underneath them knows just isn't true!
Round the Bend
Summer Flowering Roses
I've always rated the Flower Carpet roses - their bright pink colour is great in my garden, and their flowering time is later then my other roses. So they nicely fill a slot in the summer rose flowering calendar.
Bright Pink Flower Carpet Rose
My rose book says they have rambler blood running through their veins. Hmm...