An American living in Spain for twenty-odd years, this lady is making her home in La Mancha with her Spanish husband, two boys, one cat, one dog and a whole lot of love...
They are still in bud here, but fattening up nicely. It won't be long. Love Abraham Darby.
Mine are still fattening up, too. The AD rose was hiding in the middle of a bush, and I was surprised to find it.
I can't say I've noticed any buds on the roses yet, I must have a closer inspection tomorrow. I would suspect it might be a tad early as it has turned cold again. Lady Banks is a beauty, especially teamed with the blue.
Angie, of course you haven't noticed the rosebuds yet, because you have so many other interesting things going on in your garden!
Dear Karen, no roses yet in my garden! No rain eighter. It is dry and cold. But how lovely your roses are. Mme alfrd carrière is so pretty I love that rose. But I am enjoying the flowerbulbs. Also nice. With this cold weather it can take some time to see the roses flowering. I keep you informed! Groetjes, Hetty
Hetty, for next year I need to plant more bulbs. The irises and daffodils are doing well here, and I might be a bit daring (like you) and plant tulips in pots where the rabbits can't reach them. How was your garden visit?
Some roses are budding out with leaves but most are still sleeping....love the roses and the toad.
Donna, the roses are my favorite. It's surprising how well they do here with such high summer temps and little water.
What beautiful roses. Your Banksiae rose is fantastic. Mine is 7 years old from a cutting and has buds for the first time this year. But just a few. I feel like digging it up after seeing yours.This is clearly a lady who likes the sun. The only other to be in bloom as early as this here is Canary Bird.
Chloris! Don't dig it up because of me! I only blog the prettiest of plants, but I've had plenty of duds myself. One of these days I'll have to blog about my "real garden", with all the weeds and ugly areas!
Lady of LaMancha, I am a landscape designer trying to find a range of roses that are heat-scorch resistant under similar summer temps to yours. I was surprised to find that the David Austin roses maintained more healthy foliage through hot spells than modern hybrid teas and floribundas. Can you recommend any varieties of English roses that are particularly heat resistant?? Thanks, Nate