Having discovered that my ability to smell the scent of bluebells appears to be limited, it’s possible that this rose also has a scent that I can’t detect. If it has, it might be Rosa Albertine. In any case, it’s lovely, it’s vigorous, and deer don’t eat it. What could be better?
…on the old wall section of the Den Rose.
The rest had been chomped. The culprits are roe deer. I suspect there is a high population this year as the Den Rose has usually been left to flower. You can see what its flowers look like in two posts from my other blog here and here, both from July 2013.
Fortunately I proppd up a shoot that had rambled down the hill a bit and it has buds out of reach of roe deer.