Here is ‘Munstead Wood’ looking lovely in our garden last autumn. After the pitiful amount of roses we had during the summer, it was especially nice to see this one blooming well into October (when most of these photos were taken.) I have a theory that the plentiful thorns and a thicker peduncle helped prevent the midge female from depositing her eggs. I saw a similar situation happening with the equally prickly ‘Stanwell Perpetual’. It’s just a theory. I could be way off base. (Good thing I actually kind of like thorns, since ‘Munstead Wood’ has some pretty epic ones.) I think she is one of the prettiest David Austin roses and if we had the room I’d add several more. Do you have ‘Munstead Wood’ in your garden, too?