Well if rain is good for the garden in the long run. . .
my roses will just have to grin . .bear it. . .and consider themselves primed for the season.
It has happened often during the roses first bloom. . .
rain .. .rain and more rain.
I always debate. .
do I cut the David Austin Gertrude Jekyll roses to enjoy them inside. .
or do I leave them out to let the secondary buds successfully open.
In the end. . .
I cut enough of them to allow the fragrance to permeate the bungalow with true rose scent.
Guests are treated to heavy white jugs of David Austin Mary Roses. . . .
and when the showers take their leave .. ..
I take up residence in the garden once more.
A cup of tea. . .
a bit of a stroll about. .
and my thoughts are challenged beyond success to think what it was . . .
that was all but a mild disruption of an otherwise peaceful day.
All for now. . .