Things are looking rosy in the garden.
Rise above your worries , take your camera and walk in your garden - smell the roses , admire the roses even tell them of their beauty!
SO I DID!
( Thanks for that advice suzi-k http://arty-fartying-around.blogspot.com/ I decided on these 6 photos that were best on this day. Many, many other beauties live here with me but I can't include them all on this post.
That's Meg at the top ( did you know Meggie you had a lovely rose with the same name?) I love this rose for it stamens and it's pretty face!
Then there is Anais Segales, (smells almost like old smoker lollies ) then Complicata ( not complicated at all ) and Crepuscule that climbs over a trellis; Apple Blossom Flower Carpet is hardy and easy; Sally Holmes reaches for the sky and has single beautifully pale flowers; and the clean white of the White Flower Carpet rose is fresh when they first bloom.
Over the years I have reduced the number of different roses I grow. Any needing spray ( which I don't do ) or with disease problems have gone leaving the hardy, easy well behaved beauties. I have all their names recorded in my garden record book, even those deceased so I never forget their names. I must count up how many I still grow.
The ladies in my class yesterday had a great time - lots of laughing is always a good sign. I'll tell you about that in another post.
Can you smell the roses? I'm going to pick some so my house smells of them too!