I bought a lot of new roses over winter and have been obsessing over their first flowers for some time.
And that's not to say we don't appreciate the older soldiers. A cold windy el Niño spring has meant some blind buds here and there but overall the flower load has been satisfactory.
Both the Lovely R and I took these recent shots for your delectation.
Rugosa rose Martin Frobisher- new but coming along nicely, shapely frame, elegant foliage, a tidy rice-white bloom and modest clovey scent.
Nectaroscordum siculum Sicilian honey garlic flower detail- a fabulous no-bullshit allium and the only one to come back consistently for me / white clover detail.
but sublime flowers and massive myrrh scent) / rose Sally Holmes (uncomplaining and prolific)