and then a gorgeous yellow/orange. Again very small roses from a small leaved bush and no fragrance.
I've sniffed my way round all 6 climbing roses and the same number of smaller bushes and only one has any perfume to speak of.
It's dawned on me that the colourful plants in the garden that were here when I arrived all have relatively short flowering periods (apart from the climbing roses which should keep going for several weeks). Lupins, foxgloves,peonies, - beautiful for a while but then gone....maybe a few second-flush flowers later if it's not too dry. So more absent friends I've thought of are Penstemons and perennial Salvias both tend to flower for more than a few days.
This week I'm grateful for
- Lots of help from BiL
- The beginnings of a greenhouse base
- Getting the garage tidier and finding the 3 plant supports that I thought I'd left behind!
- Watching some of the Wimbledon qualifying matches - the stars of the future?