The delicious fragrance is of Old Rose character, with a hint of honey and almond blossom.
It was named after Henry VIII’s flagship when it was recovered from the Solent after more than four hundred years. I watched a very interesting documentary about the raising and restoration of the Mary Rose around the time I purchased my rose and this story just added to my delight in this purchase.
I know my flower this week is a pink rose but I do love this song by Robert Burns. It was sung to me when I was a small child, possibly because melodie is in the second line.
O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That’s sweetly play'd in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry:
Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve
And fare thee weel, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.
Thanks again to Bronwyn at Korrumburra Quilting for Floral Friday. Click HERE to visit her blog