Thursday 18 October 2018

Romantic roses.

 Acers, beautiful Acers.     The colours of Autumn.
 Golden carpets.     The gardener is happy to enjoy this moment.   Clearing leaves is not on her mind.
 Roses are in abundance.  
 Astonishingly beautiful.
 I have never known a year like it.
 The incredibly mild October has suited them.
What a bonus for the gardener.      


  1. Your garden is way ahead of mine in leaf drop. Not so much color here either. We had a couple of near freezes this week. Lots of light frost but no beautiful roses to look at. I need to find some that will take some shade. I love them and yours are so gorgeous. Are you packed yet? At least your list is made out. Fun....

    1. Hi Lisa,
      It is wonderful walking through the village at the moment. The gardens are full of roses. Roses do flower in October but I have never known them so floriferous and looking so healthy.
      I remember they had a piece on roses, growing in shade, on Gardeners World during the Summer. Ramblers of course will but then they work their way up to reach the sun. I have several in the garden but you have to be brave to plant ramblers I think. They look stunning growing up a tree.

      Hopefully soon.

      Have a lovely weekend my friend.

  2. Roses are blooming at work and smelling really very sweet

  3. They look beautiful, I can smell them in my mind.
    Amanda xx

  4. A bonus for the gardener and also her blog readers. Lovely, Cheryl. Just lovely.

  5. Amazing photos, beautiful blog.
    Have a happy weekend
    Regards from Lisbon
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

  6. Roses are doing extra-ordinary good this year, you made some wonderful photos of them and also of the autumn colored acer leaves, this is autumn on its best.

  7. Wonderful roses in your garden..
    I am so sorry for your grandfather.

    Hugs, Ida

  8. Hello dear Cheryl!
    What a beautiful blog!
    Stunning pictures and gorgeous Autumn images! Lovely roses and so preety colors!
    Love the Autumn colors and the golden carpets of leaves! Thank you for sharing!
    Have a lovely week!

  9. Beautiful roses! I am not really a rose gardener, but I do have a few Knockouts which are appreciating the cooler temperatures here. As pretty as the roses are, I just love your Japanese maples! Surprisingly, we have had very few leaves falling yet, and the trees are just beginning to turn. I suspect that will change soon, as we have had several frosts. Not much left blooming in my garden now other than a few hardy perennials.

    1. I can remember a time Rose, where I could take or leave roses.
      Over the last few years I have fallen in love with them.
      They are becoming a feature of this garden.

      Acers are a firm favourite with me.
      I have planted two this year. They are very small, so I hope they will be okay.

  10. Such beautiful colours in the Acers and the fallen leaves.

    Your roses are stunning, such lovely colours … enjoy them and your garden.

    All the best Jan

  11. Oh, such beautiful roses, and as for those acers....sighs. I am loving the leaves too, especially walking in them, you can't beat kicking leaves down a road! Brings out the child in us

    1. It certainly does. I kick leaves with smallest Grandson. Takes me back to being a child with my Mum and Dad. Happy days :)