Wednesday, 21 June 2017

TAKE the TIME to SMELL the ROSES ..........



At the risk of boring you with more photographs of flowers in our garden, I'm going to bore you with more flowers in our garden !!!


We have just put this rose in ... it's called Mortimer Sackler...  graceful with a lovely Old Rose fragrance with hints of fruit.


Penny Lane rose ... large, fragrant, honey-champagne blooms , scrambling over our arch, inter-twined with Viticella Alba clematis.



St. Swithun rose ... Very large, many petalled, saucer-like flowers of pure soft pink ... strong, pure myrrh fragrance ...


Blush Noisette rose ... pretty clusters of small lilac pink flowers with a rich, clove scent ...


... and, do you remember the little plugs of gypsophila ' Gypsy Deep Rose, that got battered by the wind and rain ? Well, here it is now ...




It's going to be a scorcher today ... 33 C ... that's 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit ... time to strip off I think !!!
Don't forget the suncream.






XXXX





image 1: via pinterest, images 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8: via me, image 9: via this is glamorous

Jackie

29 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous my dear . . ,

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    1. Thanks Lynne .... I didn't bore you then ?!! XXXX

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  2. Such beauty and I love the light colored roses. St. Swithian is perfect.

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    1. I'm not really a pink person Donna but I do like a pale pink rose but white is my favourite !! XXXX

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  3. I win - 116 today. If I had gardens like yours I'd be showing my flowers daily <3

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    1. Oh my goodness Z ..... that is HOT !!! We were all flagging here yesterday but it has cooled down a bit now.
      Keep cool if you can Z !! XXXX

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  4. I cannot remember a name of a rose unless I bought it and planted it myself. Then it is special to me. Are these all roses you put in yourself? It was 29 degrees here this afternoon when I went out.

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    1. They are all roses that we have put on Rachel but we have been here over thirty years so we've had time to accumulate a few !!!
      It's much cooler today isn't it ? XXXX

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  5. Those are all such gorgeous flowers, Jackie! Enjoy the warm weather - it's a scorcher here today too! xxoo

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    1. They are pretty aren't they Cathi ..... I am enjoying the lovely weather it it's much cooler today and, although still warm, it is much more comfortable. XXXX

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  6. Minimum clothing here. Lots of books being read in darkened rooms. Ice cold beers at 5pm. Pool permanently in use. 35 C promised for today. I have to drive to the airport AGAIN.

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    1. Sounds perfect Cro ...... apart from maybe the drive to the airport !! XXXX

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  7. You should throw a garden-party for us all, Jacqueline. Our equerries will be careful not to tread on the roses as they arrange to have our horses stabled.

    (It's not that hot by any means here.)

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    1. Hi there Mise ...... long time no hear !!! I miss you in blogland on a regular basis.
      I'm having the invitations hand written as we speak !!! XXXX

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  8. Jackie dear, never, ever bored with photos of flowers and gardens - especially those with beautiful climbing roses such as yours! The David Austin "St. Swithun" is amazing and must smell delicious.
    Welcome to summertime heat - know it's keeping the British in front of fans lately. We've been in the 90's for some time already - off and on since May - but of course the cottage stays cool with the air conditioning. Couldn't survive without that no matter how unhealthy it probably is!

    Keep your cool dear Jackie.
    Mary x

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    1. They all have the most wonderful fragrance Mary.
      We are enjoying some glorious weather although it's a little cooler today and a lot more comfortable ..... hope it stays fine forWimbledon which starts on the 3rd of July.
      Thanks for the lovely comment Mary. XXXX

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  9. Beautiful roses...Yes it is verry hot here too.....it is raining now...and thunder .....love from me ria x ❤️

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    1. Much cooler here today Ria but still lovely.... love from me too !! ❤️ XXXX

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  10. Hope you enjoyed the sunshine. We're back to Devon summer now. Grey, windy, occasional rain. Hey ho.

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    1. We have the same grey day here in Hertfordshire Jessica but warm. Typical British weather !!! XXXX

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  11. THANK GOD YOU DID SHARE AS YOUR GARDEN IS FAIRY LIKE...................
    IT is a HOT DAY HERE TOO..........I like the SUNCREAM WE say SUNSCREEN!!!
    I have a mouse in my kitchen and cannot find him!I did find his dining area and his Toilette!!!I had to take a BREAK from all this cleaning............SO HAPPY I DID now perhaps I need to skip to the NURSERY and load up on MORE ROSES!
    XX

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth. It's a grey day here in the UK so my garden looks a bit dismal today ..... a blue sky and sunshine makes everything look fairy like !!
      When we had cats , they used to bring mice in on a regular basis !!! Did you find him ? XXXX

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  12. Jacqueline, No one will ever tire of ANY post you do as they are all beautiful, witty, evocative and brilliant. Sending love, my darling friend.

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  13. Certainly not bored Jackie...just inspired to take an interest in my garden again after a lot of neglect....your flowers and garden are beautiful x

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    1. Ahwwwww ... thanks Libby ..... what a lovely thing to say. Gardening does take up a lot of time but it's worth it in the end and it's good exercise too !!! XXXX

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    1. Thank you Anne .... roses are so pretty . XXXX

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