Friday, 10 June 2011

Rosa ‘Paul’s Himalayan Musk’



Seen here flowering in fine form at the rear of the Maple Garden, cascading itself merrily over an old yew tree! This is a technique used several times in the garden; the rose is planted within a few metres of the tree base and then allowed to wind its way up in search of the sun. It’s clearly not a grouping one would employ in a very formal garden, but it certainly ticks all the right boxes for the ‘cottage garden’ informal style that gardens such as Hidcote trade under.

I’m not sure if anybody managed to catch the Hidcote documentary but it is now viewable on the old BBC iPlayer. I have it on good authority that the bally thing is not available in America yet, but presumably this is just a temporary state of affairs.
I managed to get my neck in a few times, if you are visiting the garden soon please say, ‘what ho!’ As a final note I’d like to add that I will be continuing to blog as Bertie, as if none of this had ever happened! Stiff upper lip.

4 comments:

Gardener in the Distance said...

I would love to have a pile of this free-form Paul's Himalayan Musk...

Martin Neill said...

It was an excellent documentary, so pleased I saw it.

Michael said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed that the docu will become available in the US soon. Re rosa, I have planted R. Eden climber next to a Rose of Sharon tree and I hope the effect will be similar to yours. Finally, glad you'll be staying on to blog!!

DD said...

How lovely!

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