The featured garden in today’s Bay of Plenty Times is that of Colleen Thwaites at Te Puna. Colleen loves roses and at this time of the year her garden is a version of heaven – flowers and scents abounding.
Her desert island rose? Mutabilis. She has a soft spot for single-flowered roses and loves the way this one just keeps going, as well as all the different shades on a bush at once.
She pooh-poohs the idea that roses are hard work. Colleen is happy to open her Siesta Ochard garden to visitors, details of that are on the Open Gardens page.