Coming up roses – in November!

Jenny Phipps with her beautiful standard rose bush which is still in full bloom

Jenny Phipps with her beautiful standard rose bush which is still in full bloom

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A ROSE that normally flowers in June has burst into bloom again during late autumn.

Gardener Jenny Phipps of The Charters, Uffington, says she has never seen anything like it.

The pink standard rose bush is not only flowering for a second time but has a large number of buds to indicate it plans to carry on doing so.

Is it global warming? Jenny thinks not.

“Because of the warm September and October it’s blooming for the second time more prolifically than in the summer - there are loads of buds,” she said.

“I think it may carry on until Christmas.”

Jenny has had the rose for several years.

“Nothing like this has ever happened before, it’s amazing,” she said.