IMG_3113Ever the pessimist, I will only deem the rose experiment a success if I can keep them alive over winter, but so far they have been very rewarding balcony additions. The cubana‘s flowers change colour, not only individually but also over the season, with the very first roses in June a pale cream and yellow, maturing into sunset hues in late August.

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The climber, rosanna, has the perfect marzipan roses and continued to grow to a metre and a half in a month.

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