Autumn Rose Care….

The David Austin rose, Constance Spry, here, winding and spiralling around some birch posts forming a substantial wigwam/obelisk in the Cutting Garden at Petersham Nurseries. Looking forward to my rose-themed workshop tomorrow and hoping that the rain will have rained all it can overnight. A little sunshine would be very welcome!

Five pictures to brighten a wet Monday… cosmos, sunflowers, violas, zinnias in orbit – and Thug, the Petersham Cat….

The cosmos are still floating around at head height, self-supporting and with ferny-filmy foliage - they have just kept on going and going this season with more to come... Likewise the sunflowers have had a great season, though their flower power is slowing down and much seed is being set. The zinnias, another late season…