When I prune my roses I hate to throw throw the cuttings away so I stick them in a pot somewhere and forget about them for a couple of years . This little beauty is two years old, I planted her in the ground this summer and this is her first flower. It has a gorgeous scent as well.
Her sister had three lovely blooms until this morning when I went to take her photo, now all that's left is this pile of petals.
Buddha welcomes visitors to my front door. He's a bit wet this morning but he looks happy enough.
Moving round to the back garden every thing is looking a bit damp
But the colours of the sedum and the Rosa rugosa leaves really stand out.
The ajuga and London pride glisten with the rain on their leaves.
The bear's britches has gone to seed now but is still making quite a statement and the mahonia is looking quite impressive as well.
Even on miserable, dull days it's a pleasure walking around the garden even if I don't linger very long!