Sunday, March 25, 2012

In the pink...

A chill wind is blowing through my garden and the leaves on the silver birches are starting to turn. Oddly enough in the garden across the road the birches have completely turned already and one tree is already showing its silvery bare branches. Perhaps there is such a thing as the right side of the road.

The roses have given me so much pleasure in the past few months. The bushes in this garden are old, gnarled and woody. Our house has been rented out for fifteen years or so which probably means 15  years of neglect from tenants. Or more fairly, mistreatment by well-meaning but brown-fingered tenants like me.

I wasn't expecting much from the old dears but have been given a lot. A little dead-heading, not a lot of water and a lot of lovely soft pink blooms. Thank you summer.


  1. Ann that is so beautiful. My roses don't have a leaf on them. Have no idea why but most of the roses around town are the same...lots of buds some flowers just no leaves!!!!!!
    Lovely to see you back. xx

  2. Gorgeous, Ann. I'm deriving a lot of pleasure by learning to tend for ours at well. Fascinating stuff. There's so much to learn! J x

  3. loving that image Ann - just a delight and what a great gift to just having there ready for your enjoyment - bonus ! best le xox

  4. I love autumn, but like you Ann, will miss the flowers from my summer garden. This year dahlias, maybe next year some lovely fragrant roses to go with them! x


Thanks for taking the time to write, Ann x


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