Dry August

It’s dry, dry dry here, in spite of the fact that we’ve had more rain this summer than usual and the temperatures have only soared beyond 38 degrees centigrade on one day. However, I nipped off this page to do a temperature double-check and found a frightening news item (posted a day ago), asking if … Continue reading Dry August

A tale of two roses

About two weeks ago the BV (Bon Viveur, alias my husband) informed me after his morning walk around the garden that rose ‘Ferdinand Pichard’ looked exactly the same as ‘Rosa Mundi’ (also known as Rosa gallica ‘Versicolor’). They are streets apart in looks and history, but it got me thinking. So here’s the Fair Rosamund … Continue reading A tale of two roses