The evening before the rain started, I had rather fortunately decided that I should take a few photos of some of the roses in the garden. Madame Alfred Carriere has chosen this year to put on her best display since being planted near our front door about 7 years ago. Gorgeous, shaggy blossoms with an intoxicating perfume. In the still evening air, the perfume is almost overwhelming.
Here she is again, but in close up.
And once more, even closer...
The next rose is 'Sceptr'd Isle' which is a David Austin rose. Simply perfect blooms with an extraordinary perfume - aromatic rather than sweet to my mind.
And this is Buff Beauty. The first is the early stage of the flower with it's egg-yolk yellow centre
and which slowly turns into this...
A quick view of a couple of clematis climbing over a trellis fence - The President and Broughton Castle. The latter has been an amazing plant as when I bought it, the poor thing was such a mess that the garden nursery decided to let me buy it for 50 pence only. I guess they didn't expect it to survive, but this is only its third season and it's growing so well!
Finally, here's a photo of our younger dog. She is never too keen on having her photo taken and I think you can probably see that from her expression!
I hope you are enjoying warm and sunny weather - please could you send a little over this way?!! With warm wishes, Vxx