David and Crenagh are confirmed Heritage Rose fanatics, and are on a first-name basis with the notables of the rose-growing world. They spent 7 weeks of summer 1999 in France, England and Switzerland visiting old rose gardens and attending the bi-annual World Heritage Rose Convention. Look for upcoming articles about their experiences.
In the background of the lower photo is a metal pole about 16 feet tall - with Kiftsgate (Rosa Filipes Kiftsgate) dangling off the top of it. Pruned back every year, it still manages to put on about 20 feet of growth per season.
Their modest sized city lot has undergone a lawn-ectomy, total in front, partial in the rear, and is almost totally given over to gardens with trellises and arbours for roses to ramble on. Thymes and groundcovers leave almost no ground bare.
Here are some photos from Mid-October 1999 and June 2000.
All photos © 1999 - 2000 Trevor Inkpen Used by permission
Garden tour: October 1999 - June 2000 Page 1 - June 2000 Page 2
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