summer captured

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.

"Raindrops on roses.."

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.."