Tuesday, 12 June 2018
My garden roses
This is Teasing Georgia.
Litchfield Cathedral, with insects settling down for the night!
A baby of my rambler rose given by a neighbour (and then "spawned" from a cutting back and abandoned heap of foliage during a wet summer). This one comes from the gardens at Gelli Aur (now owned by the Council) and so I call it the Gelli Aur rambler, though I think it is a white Rosa Banksia normalis.
I think this is a rambler with a French name - forgotten in the mists of time. It just flowers the once and has a beautiful delicate perfume.
L D Braithwaite I think.
Roserie de l'Hay, who is always the first to bloom.
My Albertine climber - one bloom past her best. I'll take a photo of it against the wall now, looking pretty.
Cardinal de Richelieu in his royal purple.
The lovely Tess of the D'Urbervbilles.
I think this is Graham Thomas.
No mistaking the Belle of the June Ball - Paul's Himalayan Musk.
Zepherine Drouin, happy now she has a display pillar to climb up.
Raubritter, Vielchenblau and Pink Perpetue are now coming into flower, along with Tuscany Superb.
Right, you've had all that's left in my brain for this evening, as I've been awake since 3 a.m. I watched Sunday's new Poldark programme, and sewed up ends on Tam's quilt. Went back to bed, but couldn't sleep, and came down and gardened in the cool of the early morning, hair covered, mask on, pollen balm round my nose beneath it, and caught up on some weeding, then watered round.
We thought we were manning the Shop today (where we have our Unit) and loaded up a fresh change of stock. Got there, and found we had the wrong day! How typical is that? Anyway, we had our change-around anyway and it has had a refreshing makeover.
This afternoon I polished some copper jugs I bought back, and some pretty spoons which are going out on sale again, and we visited our smallholding neighbour with the donkeys and took her the well-grown purple cauliflower seedlings I had spare (her hens have been destroying her veg patch) and she gave us eggs and Rhubarb in return, so I've just stewed up the latter with a pack of crystalised ginger strips and that will go in the freezer when it's cool.
Now my bath is calling me.