Peace and calm.
The scent! Roses from the garden, and elderflower. I’ve been making elderflower cordial. A taste of summer, for when days get shorter.
Constance Spry. Planted when our youngest daughter Rachel was born. It weathers any storm. Reliable and hardy.
Rosa Claire, planted when our eldest daughter – also called Clare, without the i though- was born. Just beautiful. So many twists and turns and folds in the petals. Just like the patterns of life. Nothing in nature is ever a straight line. And there’s no direct journey to where you are heading.
Rosa Many Happy Returns. A lovely, long- lasting memory of happy events.
New rose. Kew Gardens. Sent to us by the team at David Austin to celebrate our wedding anniversary. A kind gesture after I posted this photo on twitter. I was amazed to see it viewed 74,000 times. We had so many lovely comments.
On our wedding day, I distinctly remember saying life might not always be a bed of roses. But we’d be ok if we worked together and helped each other.
Thank you for all your wonderful messages on here and on twitter. It literally made my day.
Kew Gardens rose : https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/kew-gardens
Rosa Claire https://www.rosesuk.com/roses/claire-rose