Many of you may remember the huge blooms we had on our rose bushes last year.
I’m using some of the pictures I took of them for my 3TC challenge logo this year.
All 6 rose bushes are in bud, and are going to be fabulous.
I took these pictures about ten minutes ago.
This is our Peace rose. The first one is always a little straggly and it is usually the last to bloom, so it’s nice to see it this early.
This is the white Iceberg rose we bought in memory of Maggie. We were so pleased it flowered last year but this year it is covered in buds and will be really showy.
This is just one cluster on our Ancient Mariner. The bush stands about four feet high now and each stem is covered in clusters such as this. Last year I counted over 75 buds, but this year there are far more and it will be glorious.
Our red In Loving Memory is a slow starter this year, but the yellow Golden Showers climbers we bought to go with our clematis have suddenly shot up and both have numerous buds on them.
Looks like the garden is going to be a mass of colour!
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
Beautiful!! Your garden is going to be glorious!
I hope so Fransi
If these are photos are any indication, there’s no doubt.
How lovely, Di. I adore roses.
Thanks Robbie. They will be a picture this year
What a beautiful site! It takes skill to successfully grow roses you know. Congratulations!
We were lucky in being given the ancient mariner and in loving memory. Apparently roses like clay soil of which we have plenty, so it’s pure luck really as I don’t have green fingers.
Gorgeous, the aroma must be divine 😊
they will be.
Roses are such beautiful flowers. I am going to miss ours. You have some very beautiful ones. 😍
thank you. They were superb last year.
Your roses are so pretty! Glad they are doing so well again this year. 🙂
Thanks Barbara. The ancient mariner is going to be stunning again.
They are beautiful
How lovely, Di! I imagine the scent from them will be stunning.
It certainly was last year.
How wonderful! Your peace roses have a tiny bit of pink on the edges, so pretty!
Thank you. This is not the best example of this particular rose and later blooms are usually bigger and have more pink.
Absolutely fabulous! I am delighted your garden is blooming! ❤
Our veg is also coming up and the recent rain has been much needed.