I get the David Austin roses all mixed up - particularly the group who have girl's names (Mary rose excepted, since she's my namesake). My latest plan is simple - leave the girlie labels on!
And so with confidence I can welcome Ellen rose to the Moosey Garden collection. She's rather a beauty.
An Apricot Beauty
So many beautiful pastel roses, touched here, there, and everywhere with apricot. Ellen is one such - she's a birthday present, and lives in the middle of a garden surrounded by self-seeded Ligularias.
My Ellen will need to be a bossy bird, and not let herself be pushed out of the limelight. Go girl!
Ellen Rose Flowers
She starts off being sweet and demure when in bud, and then turns into a bit of a tousled tomboy when mature. Hmm... almost sounds real!