This largely overcast morning Jackie spent weeding and planting; my contribution was dead-heading and a little clearing up.
After lunch I picked a bunch of roses.
Later this afternoon I posted https://derrickjknight.com/2022/05/23/a-knights-tale-1-a-sneaky-weekend-2/
This was an attempt to tidy up the series. For the first 3 episodes of the tale I had incorporated sections like this first one into my daily diary posts. I wanted to take them out and keep them apart from what I had been doing this century. Now I’ve got myself into a muddle because I don’t know how to get the revised ones in the right order and retain the earlier complete posts under another category. I guess I’ll figure it out. I hope that at least is clear.
This evening we all enjoyed further helpings of yesterday’s Chinese takeaway with which Jackie drank Tsing Tao beer and I drank more of the Shiraz.
Another beautiful set of photos, Derrick! ???
Thank you very much, John
I love roses!
Thanks very much, Aletta
Such beautiful flowers!
Thank you very much, Merril
Roses are beautiful. Can’t pick a favorite.
Thanks very much, Pat
So does it being overcast do something specific to the photos? especially of flowers? Because these are gorgeous. But then they always look gorgeous on your blog. The sun is sometimes way too bright here for good photos.
Thanks you very much, Luanne – especially for noticing that diffused light cuts out sharp contrast which spoils flower pictures.
Two beautiful roses that I particularly like, namely Crown Princess Margareta,and Gertrude Jekyll. Really classy, the two of them!
Thank you so much, John
This was a very enjoyable stroll through your rose garden.
Thank you very much, Liz
You’re welcome, Derrick.
Those roses look fabulous. I particularly like the blush and apricot coloured ones.
Thank you very much, Sheree
It is good to see Crown Princess Margareta. It will be some time until we see her here.
Thank you very much, Tootlepedal
They’re gorgeous! I especially like the full ruffly varieties!
Thank you very much, Janet
Roses are such winners!
Thank you very much, Rosaliene
Such lovely roses! I spotted one lone bud on a potted miniature rosebush on my porch. The others up front are way behind leafing out. It will be June before we see any.
Roll on June. Thanks very much, Lavinia
So many different beauties with interesting names! Are they ALL in your garden?!
They are. And a few more, JoAnna. Thanks very much
Ah .. I would likje some ‘Summer Wine’ Derrick …
I’ll bet, Ivor. Cheers
Wonderful flower photos to enjoy slowly !
And hope you work
Out the order of the stuff for to knight’s tale!
Thank you very much, Yvette
Your roses are beautiful. Your garden must smell wonderful.
Thank you very much, Nicki
I guess I could have a go at suggesting how to create new categories and assign old posts to them, but my explanation might be more confusing than you playing around by yourself. After all, I have managed to lose my “home” heading, and can’t seem to get it back.
Thanks very much, Gwen. Who knows? But thanks for the thought
I thank you for all these fabulous roses, Derrick.
Much appreciated, Dolly
Pleasure is all mine, Derrick.
I love these pictures of roses, Derrick. They are stunning.
Thank you very much, Robbie
Wow! I could smell the aroma from those flowers. They are so stunning.
Thank you very much, Eunice
You are welcome.
Hope you figure your way out of the muddle soon.
All of the flowers are smiling because of the tender love and care they get from Jackie and you! 🙂
I love all roses, but yellow roses are my fave…they just exude sunshine and joy!
Thank you so much from us both, Carolyn X
A bunch of gorgeous roses ?
Thank you very much, Ribana
There is a lot of dead heading work coming up!
Indeed. Thanks a lot, Andrew
Another beautiful day!
Thanks very much, GP
Your flowers are so beautiful.
Thank you very much, Andy
Your roses are beautiful Derrick.. Much like Jackie I spent most of the morning planting out bedding plants too 🙂 And the overcast skies here gave way to rain later in the day.. Perfect in watering in all the plants. 🙂
Thanks very much, Sue
Truly glorious! Your photos are amazing and capture much detail.
Thank you very much, Eugi
I have had no luck growing roses here, but I treasure the wild ones that thrive along the coasts of New England.
Wow! Your rose garden is looking so beautiful! I wish you could send those fragrances in your blog!! I love those close-ups. also, I hope you Figure out how to get the revised portions you have been working on in the right order and are able to retain the earlier complete posts under another category. Good luck! Tenacity is the key!
Thanks very much, Jan X
You gave us a colorful rose bouquet.
Thank you very much, Bridget
Beautiful blossoms! I love seeing the little statuettes and lawn ornaments that find their way amongst your flowers.
Thank you so much, AnneMarie
Love your roses ?
Thanks very much, Melanie X
Wow! I am in awe. The very first bloom opened yesterday on one of my rose bushes, and the others are weeks out from blooming.
Thanks very much Marilyn