Indoor roses from a Lewes garden.

With all the rain that we’ve been having here in the UK, I decided to cut some of my garden roses and bring them indoors before they got battered to pieces. I’ve never really wanted to do this before as I think garden flowers and meant to stay where they belong, in the garden.

Out there though these days there is a harsh climate for delicate rose petals. I have to admit though that they have been a wonderful thing in the house. These pink roses (the mauve hint is a trick of the indoor lighting) is a David Austin rose called Mortimer Sackler and it not only looks pretty fine in a vase but it is filling the room with its heady perfume. I might just do this again even when they are flowering out there in the summer sunshine free from storm and tempest.

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