It is a David Austin rose ( my favourite sort ) called Princess Alexander of Kent.( Above )
It's perfume seems to be best at night.
In the same area I have a struggling plant called Sweet Juliet.
I have dug out some of the surrounding competition and given it a new layer of compost so hope it helps.
The other rose getting extra help is Charles Austin. It has the most delightful perfume and is usually a strong vigorous grower. Unfortunately some spray creep from a bank below. ( R trying to kill rampant agapanthus - he is suitably contrite ) It killed 3 other roses beside it and badly injured this one. I am so glad one plant is surviving but only just.
Crepuscule is a similar colour. It grows up and over a pergola and I need help to reach it to cut it back, but not while it's flowering so well.
Nearby the 3 Graham Thomas roses are a yellow heady profusion. I can pick bunches of these at a time and do so quite often. They too need extra tying into the fence . We always get nasty damaging winds in November.
I have several single roses too. With them it's more about the lovely faces than perfume. I have Complicata; Pink Sparrieshoop; White Sparieshoop and Sally Holmes. I lost 2 favourites in the spray incident. ( Meg and Penelope )
The day I drove home from my friend's memorial service I passed the garden centre with the lovely David Austin Roses, now reduced in price as it's late for planting them. I went in and found "Grace" to come home with me and be planted outside the bedroom window. She sounds promising
......., nice perfume, strong grower etc. There wasn't a rose called Dorothy, but it's planted in her memory.
Other roses that grow in my garden are Cornelia; Mutabiles; Wise Woman; Arylis;Cecil Brunner; Lavender Dream; Anais Segalis and Veilchenblau. I also have some smaller white ones and Flower carpet white and flower carpet Apple Blossom - it does really well and is great for picking.
Only hand sewing at the moment as My Bernina hasn't returned from it's service ????? it's been away long time ! I will ring and enquire on Monday.
Yes we did feel the earthquake, but only the first one. It is devastating for folk and businesses and farmers in the area.