I love roses and the roses in our garden are at their best in June. As a child my Dad would always pick the first bud for my Mum on her birthday on the 4th June, now buds start to appear on the roses in May.
|Constance Spry - a climber including the aphids!|
I came across this quote the other day from Abraham Lincoln
"We can complain the rose bush have thorns, or we can rejoice that thorn bushes have roses."
I like looking at things positively and I will have to remember this next time my finger gets pricked by a thorn!
|Golden celebration (a David Austin rose), my parents were given this to celebrate their golden anniversary in 2007 - I inherited it and it is still blooming well.|
|Nevada, this flowers all summer if you dead head it. At the moment it is dripping with flower heads..|
|Louise Odier, another David Austin rose, scented and repeat flowering|
|Oriental poppy "Perrys White"|
|Foxgloves and daisies|
|The wildlife pond water is quite green, but we have frogs, tadpoles, newts and water boatmen making it their home. In the foreground is Geranium Macrorrhizum another versatile plant.|
|Geranium magnificum, the veins stand out so well|
|The vegetable garden- I'm afraid I haven't mentioned this very much so far, my husband does most of the work in this area, but it provides us with a good harvest during the season.|