It is no surprise that one of the reasons we love particular roses, is because of the sentimental attachments they hold. It may be for such attachments that I keep growing Gertrude Jekyll. I had to go back and scan these pictures from 1996 of our kids, Anna and Thomas, beside Gertrude. Gertrude was the first rose I tried pegging, in order to get more blooms along the laterally bent canes. As you can see it worked, and even if I say so myself, it worked pretty well.