This is a very old post, from Summer 2014, that somehow never got itself published.
We spent a lovely afternoon in the gardens at the National Trust`s Mottisfont Abbey in Hampshire. Their rose collection is a national treasure and was at its most beautiful that day.
This post is to cheer up a friend who is not feeling well today. I hope it brings a bit of colour to a winter`s day.
The first two photographs shows The Pilgrim, which grows in tall pillars at the entrance to the walled rose gardens. The rest are not named as I can`t find my list, but who needs words?