Posted: 23/10/2012 at 01:20
My mother had a very vigorous rose in the front garden, but due to attack by passers-by it died after a traumatic transplant (some ten years ago). It was quite old (some thirty years), and unfortunately I have no picture of it (at least none I can remember).
Browsing the web I came upon this picture:
which looks very much like it, though I remember the blossoms to be upright (facing upwards) and having a very strong musky scent. The leaves semeed to be
darker too. In its heyday it soared (the crown was quite tall) and the first blooms huge (5, 6 inches, or more). The colour was deep red. There were many large petals, but when the blossom was fully open it revealed its stamens
(as in the picture). Can anyone help name it? Thanks