Wordless Wednesday – Roses

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24 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Roses

    • Hi Pauline,

      Haha, well the sunny shots are from 20th June! 🙂 But actually we have sun today, all DAY!!! And are supposed to have it tomorrow too, well… for the morning at least. So I’ve mown the lawn, and so have the rest of the street as mowers could be heard all around!

    • Hi Alberto,

      Sun, yes… Today we have sun and tomorrow we’re also meant to have it. But for the weekend we’ll be back to miserable weather. Oh great.

      I’m tempted to run away to Italy, so expect me to turn up in your garden any time soon! 😉

    • Hi,

      Some sun or heat here would be nice! We’ve been stuck under rain for the past three months now and only occasionally have sun – such as today but by the weekend it’ll be back to rain.

  1. I was wondering how you’d managed to get such lovely blooms, and then I realised you had cut them before the rain. I very rarely cut flowers for the house, preferring to see them in the garden, but with another deluge forecast for Friday, you’ve inspired me to cut some blooms tomorrow.

    • Hi Crystal,

      I do cut blooms for the house but it’s usually fairly minimal and prefer to keep the blooms outside too (except for sweet peas). But because of the rain I’d rather have them indoors than not at all. So what I’ve been doing is cutting them as they open and before the petals can be ruined by the rain.

  2. So is that Tess and Harlow in the first shot? Pretty, pretty. I had a bunch of ‘William Shakespeare 2000’ with broken stems after the sprinkler ran, so I filled a couple of bowls with them for the dining table. They’re just starting to fall apart but have been fun for a few days.

    • Hi VW,

      Yep, in the first photo is Tess which is the darker purpley red, Harlow carr is the small bloom on the left at the top (or the last image) and Gertrude Jekyll is the larger pink bloom on the bottom (or the first of the tripych) – just slightly smaller than Tess. I cut almost all the blooms off Tess because they were so heavy and laden with rain they were bending over.

  3. Hi Liz,

    Nothing like roses in a vase…..
    I agree with you better indoors than ruined by the rain. I have been cutting flowers and bringing them inside, something that I rarely do.

    • Hi Cheryl,

      I do love to bring in the Roses and other scented blooms such as Sweet Peas, and since I don’t get to see them otherwise I might as well have them indoors 🙂

    • Hi Esther,

      Poppies ended up in it because of all the rain! My poor ornamental poppy insisted on opening all its buds just as rains arrived yet kept me waiting on dry days! Then when this opened I decided I wasn’t going to miss another and brought it in!

    • Hi Donna,

      We’ve had sun for the past two days too, and actually it’s going to continue for a little longer as they’ve changed their minds now – well, the forecast has changed but whether it rains tomorrow I will have to wait and see. A few of my roses are repeat bloomers such as Susan and Harlow Carr so I am likely to have a few flushes through into Autumn.

    • Hi,

      I’ve only gone a bit nuts with the Roses this year – mainly because of all the rain! I do like to have them in the garden too but just recently they’ve all been rotting on the bush so I decided to bring most, if not all of them in. Of course some are also repeat bloomers too, so I can enjoy them for a while longer yet 🙂

    • Hi,

      Thanks very much! That vase was a bit of a mash of different roses, but sometimes I can’t be picky – especially when I’m trying to get them all indoors.

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