At its most perfect best. A very fine rose, thriving when the weather is dryish, so those gorgeous petals can fully open. Pest and disease free, fabulous perfume. Rose “Abraham Darby” from David Austin roses.
The last day of August always makes me feel a little sad. There is no getting away from the fact that the best of the year is over and there is the steady downhill slide towards the dark days of winter to come. I know there are lots of things to look forward to and … More The last of August
I couldn’t resist continuing the flower blog when this beauty came into flower today, complete with raindrops. It’s such a splendid colour and has a beautiful scent too-everything you need in a rose. It is called William Shakespeare and I think the Bard would have enjoyed having this one named for him. I was listening … More "Raindrops on roses.."