This Rose is called Margaret Merrill.She has been with me for about four growing seasons.She is yet to bloom this year.This fragrant white Rose smells divine, and looks sumptuous.I cannot wait for the first Rose from this plant.
The other Rose that is nearly flowering is The David Austin Dark Lady.The blooms are going to be a dark Crimson with an old rose scent.They look mysterious, like a Bronte sister novel.
The other thing I have done on my days off is harvest my gardens Gooseberry bush.It ripped me to shreds with its spiny branches, giving up two pounds worth of Goose-gogs for my scratches and blood.I want to turn these green beauty's into jam.
The Strawberries in the grow bag, and in the raised bed have started to be ready to pick now.I picked the small box over the past few days.These will be sliced, and have single cold cream poured over them.Strawberries and Cream is part of the British summer.A week and a half before Wimbledon too!
I love the Lady Emma Hamilton.I have decided that the scent is like a Sherbet Dipper, sweet and lemony.I love her scented Apricot/Copper Rose blooms.The rusty foliage sets off the golden Roses perfectly.
Next week it is Gardeners World Live at the Birmingham NEC.Cat and I are going over night, to see the show gardens, the gardeners, the plants, and the added attraction of the BBC Good Food Show.I will take lots of photos and blog the highlights.I booked a hotel, and train tickets down to Birmingham.
I will hopefully bring some ideas and plants back to our garden.It has been a lovely few days off.