The weather wasn't summery a couple of weeks ago when the Summer Haze Cottage came out of the cupboard and onto the mantel shelf, but has improved a bit since then. Then I added a rose now the wood-burner isn't needed.
I've got several rose bushes in what I call "The Oval Rose Garden", they all look lovely when in bud, then open and soon are fading and gone.
I really know nothing much about roses, only had a couple of climbers at the smallholding which I would just attack when they got too big and begun to be a nuisance. There is just one here that I know the name of and that's "Thinking of you" which was given me by friends after Colin died last year. David Austin Roses got quite a lot of mentions while I was watching the Chelsea Flower show last month, so I looked on their website and can see that most of his roses seem to have many more petals in their flowers than any of mine. I looked further and found this..........Oh, So that's how many different sorts there are. It's like a whole new language to learn.
Or maybe I'll just look at them from my kitchen window and enjoy them whatever they are
and watch the blue tits feeding their fluffy babies with the greenfly - doing a good job I reckon.
Apologies for not replying to comments over the last few days. (Been a bit busy, grass cutting and then quizzing Monday and jam making etc on Tuesday.)