The pictures were taken yesterday, marking the completion  of our new rose bed. They are all scented roses, so, in the warm breeze of a wonderful  autumn day here in Las Palmas the air is filled with the scents of my favourite flower.

Here is a song I learnt at Primary School - stirs the heart.

Grown in one land alone
Where proud winds have blown
There’s not a flower born of the shower
Braver than England’s own
Though gales of winter blow
Piercing hail and snow
Shining she stays bright as in days of yore
Old England’s pride still blossoms
Fresh on England’s shore
Rose of England thou shall fade not here
Proud and bright from growing year to year
Red shall thy petals be as rich wine untold
Shared by thy warriors who served thee of old
Rose of England breathing England’s air
Flower of chivalry beyond compare
While hand and heart endure to cherish thy prime
Thou shall blossom to the end of time
Rose of England breathing England’s air
Flower of liberty beyond compare
While hand and heart endure to cherish thy prime
Thou shall blossom to the end of time

Thank you to all those who provided the roses and paid for the work in creating the bed which includes a automatic watering system. They are watered twice a day, 10 minutes in the morning and ten minutes in the evening.

 

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