When we moved in our new home, 15 years ago, we could not take with us the beautiful
aromatic bush of roses La Reine Victoria.
As I love painting roses, my husband Tony and I, were going around to find more roses with different colours but my search was for old fashion roses. They look so romantic.
I stumbled on these gorgeous roses, Tony planted them. I cherished them.
I never found any more of this kind of roses, until now. So next Spring I will be adding a new bush of roses in the garden. This is if I find a place... I will!
One of my favourite creation. La Reine Victoria, Oil on Linen.
Beatrice Cloake, Fine art artist and designer living in Hythe Kent