I was given a garden voucher for my 70th birthday last year and bought a rose. Not just any rose – I bought Gentle Hermione, an English shrub rose, from the rose grower David Austin.
It grows just outside my south facing patio doors and basks in sunshine most of the day. David Austin describes the fragrance as “a strong, warm myrrh fragrance”, it reminds me of Ponds Cold Cream. At the moment it is filling my lounge with the most delicious perfume.
If you are looking to buy just one beautiful rose, Gentle Hermione is a great choice.