Peace, Joy & Dessert

Basket of garden rosesPeace Roseroses in the gardenI’ve been cutting big bunches of roses to have inside this spring and admiring ones that vie with each other for attention from behind fences when strolling down the road.

My basket is laden with  a trio of Rosa ‘Madame A. Meilland’ or Peace rose – in Italian, Gioia  – meaning joy. I don’t know the name of the pinky red one, it was already growing in my garden, planted long ago and the blooms get pinker the more open they become – any suggestions from a keen rose grower?

The peace rose in bud reminds me of that classic dessert Peach Melba with it’s raspberry coloured streaks and since my raspberry patch is looking pretty fine this season too I’ll have to put it on my summer entertaining list!