This has got to be the quickest, least messy and yummiest jam ever. The rose above is a lovely fragrant climber. I made my first batch from a dark red rugosa which produced a gorgeous coloured jam. They are both delicious - sweet (of course, with all that sugar), fragrant and delicate.
Norma from Now Norma Knits introduced me to this recipe and has provided a wonderful tutorial on its preparation. Thanks Norma!
This is the rose I planted when my mum died almost 13 years ago. It is called Perdita, a lovely name. The one we planted at my dad's house is equally beautiful and is called Juliette (my name - I'm not at all self-centred - ahem). I don't have a photo of Juliette but she continues to thrive in spite of being dug up from her original plot and moved into a pot on a patio.