Putting the gate out of focus...
'The Ambridge Rose' with 'William Shakespeare 2000' in the background
I succumbed to the temptation of a new Austin, 'The Poet's Wife':
'Lady Emma Hamilton'
'Darcey Bussell' again, with Salvias 'Wendy's Wishes' and 'Blue Hill'
'Moon Dance' with Salvia 'Amistad'
Sweetly, deliciously scented 'Windermere'
Below, this was once mostly a very scruffy lawn for old Hoover to pee on, in his unsteady and frail last years. He worked magic on that soil! Miss Hoover a lot, but don't miss the lawn.
'Snowbird' has become a stellar rose.
This is 'Munstead Wood's "leap" year. The first few years I got flowers with just a few misshapen petals. Now, this:
'Snowbird', again. Also a slow starter, but now...
'Hercules', so you know it's California, (even though tree Aloes are from Africa).
I'm calling it: Peak Rose 2016 is April 2nd.