I spent the morning finishing cutting the hedge - a job started a fortnight ago. Since then it's been rainy - april showers - but finally we had a nice sunny morning and I had the urge and the energy and (perhaps) the time to be in the garden.
June is the month for roses ...
|Low-growing rose in the front; prolific this year|
|The orange rambler, planted recently, has a ways to go before it reaches rambling height|
|Planted by a previous owner of the house, this very fragrant, very red rose|
is in the wrong place, beside the far hedge
|Moving to the back garden, here's Kifsgate, rambling along fence and trellis, just opened in the past few days|
|Rosa glauca, grown from a cutting obtained north of Oxford in the late 90s|
|One of the "original" roses, planted by a previous owner, more than 40 years ago|