Sunday, 9 June 2013

Its a good year for the roses...

(apologies to Elvis Costello)

The wet spring has  brought unexpected rewards in some beautiful roses in the gardens of Les Deux Platanes.

We have a selection of climbers and bush roses, and all are currently at their best. I am sure you will enjoy the photos:

The annual festival of roses has just finished at Chedigny near Loches, not too far from the gite. The whole village has cultivated a variety of roses which are shown to their best at the end of May. I think we could give them a run for their money! I am really pleased with the roses this year.
We have just finished planting a number of shrubs around the field. Hopefully they will take well and begin to flower next year.  

1 comment:

  1. They certainly are lovely. The ones you gave me lasted in a vase for a week and were still going strong when we left.