Gah! All the roses are opening, our penstemons (top right) are just about to burst and the orange tree is filled with blossom and baby fruit - perfect photographic material! For such a time of growth, however, the lawn is already starting to dry out with flushes of heat and no rain. We won't water all the grass over summer, so we'll enjoy the patches of green while they last. Must make mention of our Chicago Peace rose (bottom left) and Woburn Abbey - both new to the garden this year and alive with colour - just love them!
What roses make your heart sing? Any recommendations for next year?