These pictures will have to suffice for now – snapped today, quite beautiful, with buds that will carry on the show for weeks to come.  I really do know quite a lot about them (David Austin all, save Jacques Cartier, a magpie in the nest, which is a true Old Rose) but may I refer you to their eponymous website –

After an extravagant amount of hand-weeding on Monday, a mammoth spring-tined rake and scarify-that-huge-lawn on Tuesday and a busy ten hours today, I have little energy for great wit and gardening wisdom – what is this called then? A Pictorial?

Nurse?! Nurofen!