I quickly picked these roses before the storm really wound up and put them in a bottling jar so as to take part in Cathy’s ‘In a Vase on Monday’ meme at Rambling in the Garden. It’s the first year for this rose; it was only planted a couple months ago in the new garden below the solar panels. With plenty of compost, manure and rain it’s doing well so far and is covered with big round buds.
I put some of the first hydrangea Blue Wave flowers in for extra green, although in the end I wasn’t really happy with the colour mix and separated them. The light was low because of the storm so I struggled to catch the full warmth of the colour of this rose, a rich cream with apricot hints.