The first rose we notice is Rosa farreri, Farrer’s ‘threepenny bit rose’. Here it’s a wide spreading bush, covered in tiny pink flowers ( size of a 5p coin). Next appears Rosa moysii with its single red flowers.
Because of our resident roe deer, we only grow roses (apart from the two mentioned) up trees or the huge species up to 4 metres high and often much wider.
So if you visit in the next couple of weeks, look up to see Paul’s Himalayan Pink and several whites of different forms.