May 21st 2006

The gooseberries in the veggie garden
look almost ready to pick

The 'Nellie Moser' clamatis
covers the obelisk with its huge flowers.

an old rose
is just beginning to bloom

'Therese Bugnet'
another old rose
competes on the other side of the arbour

'The Rose of York'
Soon this rose will flourish
with so many blossoms that the branches will bend to the lawn

This was the official rose of the House of York
in medieval England
during the Wars of the Roses from 1455 to 1487

Looking back a few years