Tuesday, 17 May 2011

R is for Rosa

R is for Rosa Purple Gallico an old shrub rose seen this last weekend at Croome Park in Worcestershire. This is my contribution to ABC Wednesday http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/
The colour of the rose was so intense and the perfume wonderful

The Park is now being restored by the National Trust - we called by on our way back from a stay over in Malvern after a visit to the Spring Flower Show.

The parkland was ploughed up during the war to grow crops - now animals have been grazed on it since and wild flower seeds sown to bring it back to its former glory

The coltsfoot are now in flower and the ox eye daisy - the park is again a blaze of colour

The River Croome flows through the park and a lake borders the endless shrubberies and walkways.

The island at the centre of the lake is home to swans - canadian geese - coots and ducks

The coots were swiming round crazily - diving down continuously - coming up with bits and pieces and feeding the babies

These babies certainly have a whole lotta growing to do - to get big feet like mum and dad !!

We wandered the pathways and woodlands and then made our way back to the restaurant which was originally an old RAF building housing a hospital for the nearby RAF base

As always the National Trust provided home cooking at its best and we sampled Quiche and Bread and Butter Pudding.

So there you have it ROGER and out!!


  1. ROGER and out indeed!
    Lovely flowers.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. I could almost smell those roses, we have a hedge of rug rosa here, and the scent is heavenly. Loved the photos of the little ones!!

  3. A lovely park and the photos are great. I can almost smell the Rose fragrance from here. Beautiful.

  4. How wonderful the National Trust is now raking care of this park! The shrub rose is particularly beautiful.

  5. I saw you and B on the telly! Hope you had a lovely time at Malvern xx

  6. Oh my heart is melting at the sight of all the babies!
    Jane x

  7. I love being part of ABC, it enRiches my vocabulaRy. You choice of R is teRRific!

    Would you mind to visit my R post, please?


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