Time and again I have said that flowers make for superb photographic subjects. When I saw this rose at the Italian garden at Hever castle, I was simply drawn to it. The colours really stood out and the arrangement of the petals look incredibly ornate. I had no idea what variety of rose it was
Hever Castle in Kent is the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, the woman who stole the heart of King Henry VIII, but who was beheaded for unconvincing reasons a few years later. It’s a wonderful family attraction and Mrs Adams, Helen, Izzy and I used to visit all the time.