Bought this rose four years ago. At the first two years the branches were thin, and flowers were big but faced down because the branches couldn’t support them. I gave it hard pruning in spring time last two years. This year it grew back strongly. The leaves are dark green. It is full of buds and starting to bloom this week. The flowers have strong, pleasing and sweet fragrance, it’s enjoyable to smell it. They are so beautiful that I couldn’t help taking photos of them again and again.
Yesterday I cut some of them to encourage more flowers and used the cut flowers to make rose jam. It is my first time to do it. Not sure how it tastes. My husband hopes it doesn’t taste like soap.