I know you guys are probably hankering for some knitting content (there will be some soon - Auburn Wave is on the final ball), but it's still all about the gardens here.
It's been rainy, so the roses haven't opened as quickly as I'd hoped,
You may remember that alongside this pretty little bush, I'd planted some Cana Lillies. I'd actually forgotten about them until the other day when I thought "Hey, I should be seeing some greenery by now..." and I wasn't. In fact, I couldn't even see the nubs of the top of the bulbs any more. So I did a little digging, and sure enough - the bulbs have gone AWOL - all seven on them (and they were quite large). I'm guessing Mr Squirrel got them.
And I'm more than a little sad about that. They were given to my by my late grandfather's girlfriend during my last visit with him. But - C'est la vie.
I consoled myself by picking up another rose bush at the garden centre
The new one is a lovely pink called "Tournament of Roses". The white one is "White Lightnin'" and there was one in full bloom at the garden centre - it smelled absolutely divine - I can't wait!
I checked on the seedlings I planted the other day and they looked quite perky, so there may be some hope for them yet!
Tux can't wait for everything to bloom!