The roses, a sight to behold and a great many scented, were too numerous for me to remember, but this particular one caught my eye. It is called rosa 'Blue Moon' and is such an unusual lilac/grey colour. It's a repeat flowering, delicately scented, hybrid tea rose.
This is rosa 'Black Beauty', again a repeat-flowering lightly scented bloom. Red roses are of course a sign of unconditional love, and this has to be one of the darkest of red roses I've seen, hence I suppose the name. The photo doesn't quite do justice to the deep colour.
Some other roses to feast the eyes upon
This delicate pink bloom (below) is that of rosa 'Valentine Heart'. A sweetly perfumed, repeat-flowering floribunda rose. Pink roses denote friendship, appreciation and admiration.
Another feast of loveliness that only lacks the invention of a scratch and sniff computer screen
A view of the Rose Garden