FOTD: roses

I took these pictures yesterday:

This is our Ancient Mariner and there are still buds to bloom and huge flowers passing over.
This is the second bloom on our Peace bush. There are 20 buds to come out on it.
This is our red In Loving Memory and this year we have had more blooms together than ever before.


About pensitivity101

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.
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26 Responses to FOTD: roses

  1. The roses are just glorious ❤️

  2. murisopsis says:

    The roses must really like the hot weather!

  3. Just lovely! I’m partial to the White and the Lavender roses! 💜

    • My dad grew a ‘blue rose’ which was actually a very pale lilac. He gave my sister a cutting and it flourished. I wasn’t in a position to have one at the time which was a shame. The white ice berg rose is very showy.

  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    You’re so lucky to have such gorgeous flowers in your garden

    • The Ancient Mariner and In Loving Memory were gifts, but we bought the Peace rose, and then when we lost Maggie, the white ice berg. We bought two yellow climbers to weave in around the clematis and they are doing well this year too.

      • Nope, Not Pam says:

        You must be great gardeners 😊

      • Nope. Hopeless. We’ve had luck with veg, but other flowers, no. The roses seem to thrive in the clay soil, so apart from pruning at the end of the year and deheading as they die, we don’t actually do very much.

  5. I think I need more rose bushes in my garden…

    • We have six now, and the yellow climber is having a second show too.

      • We inherited our present garden, a very wild uncooperative jungle, all brambles and mare’s tails. So far, it has rejected most of my efforts to introduce flowers. I am trying again this year with dwarf sunflowers and dahlias…

      • Good luck! We bought a box of seeds that said it contained 15000. Hubby dug a small horseshoe shaped flower bed and we sowed the lot. We had some fantastic flowers for about 8 months until the last one died. Then nothing. We got Maya and she started digging in the flower bed, so that’s gone now. We had to put protection round the rose bushes but now she’s bigger, she doesn’t want to eat them.

      • Not advisable anyway!

  6. Shashi says:

    Roses roses all the way.

  7. The peace rose is beautiful. We had one of those in our yard when I was a little kid and it fascinated me.

  8. thank you so much for sharing those beautiful roses on your posts!! I can virtually smell theirw wonderful fragrance! The soil in this area isn’t conducive to growing roses, or I just don’t have the right knack or skill (probably the former). Something about diabetics (some) whose body chemistry is pretty lethal to plants. 😦 So I get a vicarious jolly through seeing your gorgeous blooms! Thanks Di!!

    • I’m the kiss of death to houseplants, but our roses look after themselves and we just keep them tidy. Peace is going to be spectacular in a couple of days.

  9. LaShelle says:

    I love roses! This is stunning!!

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