Monday, 17 June 2013

La vie en rose










My favourite plant: the rose. I have planted no fewer than ten roses in the 7 years we've lived here; two in the front garden and eight in the back. Now I am really not green-fingered but these beautiful roses seem to be doing ok. I have a thing for big, blowsy blooms, heavily scented and in subtle, dusky shades. The one I love most of all is called Abraham Darby; it ticks all the boxes.

By midsummer, the roses are usually fading away, working up the energy to flower again late summer. Not this year... we are only just seeing the first buds open.

Linking up with two series this week: Lou's Nature in the Home and Annie's How does your garden grow?

In honour of such an illustrious occasion I have made a mix tape of my favourite rose-themed songs. It's a little tenuous but the last song is one that can make me cry like a baby. Just so impossibly beautiful.

I hope you like it.


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