Geoff Hamilton Rose
Geoff Hamilton is one of the latest David Austin English roses to join my garden. This summer he has decided to bloom beautifully. The flowers are light pink, and very pretty, in an old-fashioned rose way.
The Geoff Hamilton rose is named for a famous British gardener, who apparently was a gardening TV guru, and who died in 1995. In its first two flowering seasons Geoff Hamilton got a little bit 'bud-bound' - and I was suspicious of its ability to flower properly. This season I'm so glad I didn't rip it out!
And so my antipodean love affair with the so-called 'English Roses' continues - and I wish I'd had a chance to see the real Geoff Hamilton!