My two huge rambling roses, Mulligani, which is climbing up the dead oak in the centre of the garden and Wedding Day which is climbing up an old ash tree in the back garden, are flowering away at the moment, with flowers reaching up into the sky. They only flower for about a month, but are so worth it as they make such a wonderful show.
But if you look at the last photo you will realise that not everything in the garden is rosy. This is the first year that we have had so many bare branches at the top of the tree, I’m thinking that maybe we have the dreaded Ash Die Back which is sweeping the country. The other huge ash trees in the garden seem to be ok with full crowns, it might be that it is starting to die of old age as the trunk is very thick, but I think maybe at some time in the not too distant future I will have to get someone in to look at it. I will keep you posted. In the meantime, I will just enjoy looking at my roses as they catch the rising sun each morning when I have my first wander of the day.