E.J.Wilkins

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Rose week #1


A week of roses.
This one was growing in Southampton Old Cemetery, the scent was wonderful. Even if I had't been able to see the rose I would have known it was there.

Does anybody know the variety? The flower was quite small, only a couple of inches across.

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If you have a spare moment could you also take a look at this picture which was uploaded last week.
http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Tomar_/

I don't want to move it because it was part of a series of statues.

Thanks a million.
.

Rose week #1


A week of roses.
This one was growing in Southampton Old Cemetery, the scent was wonderful. Even if I had't been able to see the rose I would have known it was there.

Does anybody know the variety? The flower was quite small, only a couple of inches across.

.....

If you have a spare moment could you also take a look at this picture which was uploaded last week.
http://ellie.shutterchance.com/photoblog/Tomar_/

I don't want to move it because it was part of a series of statues.

Thanks a million.
.

comments (21)

  • Iain M
  • Canada
  • 16 Dec 2008, 06:14
Wahoo! I get to be the first commenter for a change on Ellie's blog! smile

Hi Ellie, this is a beautiful rose shot and I'm looking forward to the rest of teh series. Lots of wonderful detail in it! I'll go check out the other photo that you uploaded. smile

~iain.
EJWilkins: Thanks million Iain, it's good to hear from you. How're you doing? I've enjoying your pictures from Hong Kong smile
I don't know what it's called Ellie, but what ever it is its beautiful, captured in a stunning photo.

I had a look at the missing photo and commented. It's a very nice sculpture.
EJWilkins: No worries about the name, it isn't important, but maybe somebody will know.
  • Tracy
  • outer space!!! (UK)
  • 16 Dec 2008, 07:22
Great shot Ellie, sorry carnt help with the breed.smile
It's good to be back in the land of SC.
EJWilkins: Yes, it's good to be back Tracy smile
  • Tracy
  • outer space!!! (UK)
  • 16 Dec 2008, 07:24
My husband say's it's a Camilia Ellie.
EJWilkins: Ah! Umm, it really is a rose Tracy although I can see the flower looks very much like a double Camellia because of the tightly curled petals. The colour's unusual too isn't it.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 16 Dec 2008, 08:12
Great full framed picture - love it.
EJWilkins: Good to hear it Louis smile
Looks like a real old fashioned Rose Ellie. No idea what it is though
EJWilkins: I think it has to be an "old" variety, because the last burials were about a hundred years ago. I'd think the graves were tended for some time afterwards, but it means this is a fairly tolerant sort of plant to last that long.
Verr nice but I don't know the variety Ellie: it looks an old fashioned sort.
EJWilkins: I think it would be an "old fashioned" one Chris, when you think the last burials were about a hundred years ago. Says something for the longevity of the plant really, doesn't it?
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 16 Dec 2008, 09:17
Beautiful reds to brighten my day. Thanks Ellie! Well captured!
EJWilkins: Glad yuo like it Frida
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Dec 2008, 10:30
I thought it was peony from the thumbnail, but I see it is one of those lovely old English roses, which always have a much stronger scent than modern hybrid ones.
Ingrid
EJWilkins: It's very much a "Victorian" sort of flower, I think. Brightly coloured, loads of petals - sort of a show off, even though it isn't a big flower. The good thing is that these last longer than paeonies. wink
  • Brian Walbey
  • England - In catching up mode
  • 16 Dec 2008, 11:23
I like roses Ellie so no doubt will enjoy this series but as to the species, you'll have to ask elsewhere. Very nice starting image.
EJWilkins: Thinking about it, a specialist grower might know, but I'm not sure how many of them are left in UK now. Glad you like the picture
  • graham pickett
  • United States
  • 16 Dec 2008, 11:29
Beautiful Ellie what ever the variety is? have you seen the collection of Old Engish Roses at Mottisfont Abbey near Romsey? Loved your Grasses 5/12/08 also the water fountains. By going via my favourites was able to view your excellent post Tomar 11/12/08,every thing was so slow,but now seems to be back to normal.Thank you.
EJWilkins: Every year I plan to go to Mottisfont to see the roses, then get sidetracked. Here's hoping I get there at the right time next year.
Yes, it looks as if everything's back to normal again now, it's been a bit of a nightmare for the admin - seems the new server was less reliable than the old one, not their fault.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 16 Dec 2008, 12:12
Ellie this rose is a very old rose it's strange seeing yellow stamin in it
EJWilkins: I know, and they were very prominent. It was such a beautiful little flower, the plant was covered in blooms
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 16 Dec 2008, 12:14
"Old English rose" sounds good enough for me, Ellie. It really IS beautiful. Some things are even better when smaller, don't you think? smile
EJWilkins: In this case yes, the plant was absolutely covered with flowers, it was amazing to see.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 16 Dec 2008, 13:18
I likethe richness of colour in this, Ellie. Can't help you with the variety, I'm afraid.. I diid not even recognise it as a rose!
EJWilkins: It's a rather unusual little rose, so you're forgiven for not recognising it. wink
Beautiful as a rose. smile Sorry I couldn't help it.
EJWilkins: grin - well, somebody had to say it!
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 16 Dec 2008, 14:11
Such a pretty rose! Nice one.
EJWilkins: Glad you like it Laurie, thanks
  • martie
  • United States
  • 16 Dec 2008, 14:17
Beautiful macro! It has just started snowing here and this gorgeous rose has transported me to a much warmer climate. I can feel the heat and smell the gorgeous scent! I can't wait for more!!
EJWilkins: We're only get fogs and frost here Martie, I hope the snow doesn't make things too difficult for you
Roses have always been my favourite flowers, and it's easy to see why from this sp[ectacular image.

Stunning smile
EJWilkins: It was such a beautiful plant, covered in little flowers. It must be quite sturdy too, to have survived for so long in quite overgrown surroundings
  • blackdog
  • The White Room
  • 16 Dec 2008, 22:29
Going to be a tricky week for me Ellie - I know even less about flowers than I do about birds ;o) I do know about statues tho' will go and have a look ;o)
EJWilkins: Hey, don't worry about it Mike, all you need to do is look. You can tell me how the pictures could have been improved if you like. wink
Uyyy! The red color is very difficult to obtain it in good conditions. also it produces this saturation to me of tones!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Dec 2008, 13:39
Nearly as busy as a carnation, Ellie.

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