Wednesday, 1 July 2015


 In his wonderful book 'The Ivington Diaries' Monty Don describes how he feels that growing roses is a man thing as it appeals to the 'measuring thing that men slip into' and it also brings out mens feminine side.
 I agree with him, I am coming to the conclusion that you can never have too many roses, and this year they have been magnificent.
 I actually avoided them for a while, too many painful memories of weeding amongst the standards and shrub roses in my parents garden.

 Anyway I thought I would post a few pictures of this years blooms