Phyllis Bide Rose
The top rose arch has two Phyllis Bide roses growing either side. After a slow start they are finally fluffing themselves out and reaching together, as all well behaved roses on archways should.
Phyllis is Still Blooming - 2010
Phyllis Bide is a fluffy looking rose when in flower - small blooms of pastel shades of white pink and peach cover it in summer.
Phyllis Bide Roses on the Archway - 2004
You can see in other archive photographs that the original rose planted here was rather different - it was a mad scrambling rambler which I pruned at the wrong time of year, causing the most spectacular die-back in the history of the Moosey garden.