Rosa 'Westerland' Persistently Orange - NotThursday, November 28, 2019
|Rosa 'Westerland' 28 November 2019|
November is almost finished. Rosemary and I have pretty well put our small garden to bed for the season. But I have been watching a bud of Rosa 'Westerland'. I wrote about this rose here. Could it be possible that Westerland was going to open? It did. Here is the proof from today's scan. Surprisingly the cold has affected its brilliant orange as today it was definitely a warm yellow. The scent of apricot (in my books of synthetic apricot jam!) was there. I was reluctant to snip it as it might have opened a bit more in the next few days.
While I may have been a tad dissapointed the Westerland was not orange I was happy to note to myself that our cats, Niño and Niña are orange and white. Christmas may not be here but orange is a colour that puts me in a festive mood.