Posted: 08/08/2015 at 09:31
Bonica is such a good rose, described in some places as 'procumbent' and sometimes as 'ground covering' although I think that's misleading. I've grown it in three gardens and once established it behaves like a good shrub, as wide as it is tall and it flowers for England - http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/english/Showrose.asp?Showr=944
It's also a fabulous pure pink, without a hint of yellow.
It's only shortcoming is that it has hardly any fragrance, and I wouldn't normally grow a scentless rose, but Bonica is so good I just can't resist it. It doesn't even mind a fair bit of shade. It also looks beautiful in a jug with some alchemilla mollis - Wonky may remember there was always some on the dining table in the summer when we lived at The White House (no, not that one ).