I've come back to a garden that is largely bedding down for winter but to my delight I have another flush of roses and Dainty Bess is one of my absolute favourites. An old fashioned rose, it was also my gran's favourite. She was a ballet dancer and you can see the resemblance can't you.
P.S. on my delightfull holiday I learnt quite a few things about the plants on the east coast, which I will share during the course of the next few weeks. I have to do some research to fill in the gaps. See ya.