I know I said no more flower pictures for awhile, but these are SO pretty.
The individual roses are a lovely soft pink and are even fragrant.
The Climbing New Dawn has been around for a long time. It has taken over the corner of our garage. I have the old climbing Red Blaze on the front porch and this one on the garage.
I took a start of this from a bush that was on an old house that had been abandoned for demolition. I knew what it was because my mother had one when I was a kid. Someone gave her a start that she planted next to a little woodshed in the rear of our back garden. It grew so large it reached clear over the shed into the alley behind. This is a wonderful old rose. It grows on its own roots, rather than needing to be grafted to a hardier root stock. It IS the hardy root stock for a number of roses. It is very healthy and disease resistant. After an initial burst of bloom in the spring it blooms somewhat all summer and more again in the fall. People driving by will stop to admire it sometimes.
SAILING - [image: Small sailing boats with colourful sails in Portland Harbour, Dorset.] I like this photo so much I've loaded it full size to make it worth clickin...
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