Chris's Weblog – City Chickens

Rosa Susan Daniel

I was doing my usual jobs out in the garden this morning, feeding the ducks and the chickens and cleaning up after them. I was feeling a bit downhearted about a few things when I spotted a few late autumn roses blooming away even though it is late October. The perfume  of the Susan Daniel was beautiful and made me realise how lucky I am to be well enough to be working in the garden at all. The Rose Susan Daniel is named after an opera singer.  The most striking quality of this rose is its peachy transluscent colour. The ivory outer petals of the buds have lemon at the base opening to coral and finally changing through pale bronze to gold in late Summer. Disease resistant this rose has an amazing perfume. I bought this rose amongst a group of bare root roses from Harkness Roses.