The old Polyantha rose 'Gruss an Aachen' (Geduldig 1909) in full swing. The flowers look almost white, due to the intense sun light, but in autumn they're a light pink. It was this rose that served David Austin as a model for his English Roses, as he states in his first book. Below the rose a Penstemon flowering. Far left, the English Rose 'The Prince', the darkest of all Austin Roses, tries hard to be also in the picture. In the background, the flowering lavenders remind us that summer has arrived, From our garden.