||The roses are flowering early this year. As well as the species and Scots Briers, many of the Hybrid rugosas are in flower.
After a warm, dry and wind free-April, May is wreaking its revenge. We have had a couple of days of heavy rain and the gale force winds are in danger of damaging many of the large shrub roses and particularly the giant ramblers. We are hoping that our new rose walk will stand the strain. We are delighted to have had a splendid display from our Rosa banksia lutea.