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A Well Travelled Plant 
3rd-Jun-2018 06:25 pm
One traditional fragrant rose ...

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This photo was taken about an hour ago  .

However lets start it's story. 

During WWII Mum commented every summer that it was the first rose in flower, and smelt beautiful.  In 1952 she married, and moved into their first house in 1953 .... and on Grandma & Granddad's first visit they brought the rose with them as a house-warming gift.  Since then it has moved each time, and now is with me in Exeter.

1952 - Stanwick
1953 - Ilford
1961 -  Flint
1967 - Upminster
1986 - Bude
1997 - Torquay
2016 - Exeter

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3rd-Jun-2018 05:59 pm (UTC)
It's wonderful the rose has traveled so well.
3rd-Jun-2018 06:26 pm (UTC)
How wonderful - have you dug it up each time, or taken cuttings?
3rd-Jun-2018 08:11 pm (UTC)
It’s been incredibly well looked after!
3rd-Jun-2018 10:16 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful flower. I'm impressed the plant has lived so long.

Is it potted or do you dig it up?
6th-Jun-2018 10:38 pm (UTC)
That's lovely -- both the rose and its story.
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