Posted: 25/09/2016 at 09:35
Trentham gardens has a long border full of David Austin roses. I was sticking my nose into all of them to see which had the best scent. I think Gertrude Jekyll is one of my favourites, a real old fashioned rose scent. Lady Hamilton I smelt at Barnsdale, an orange one with a sort of citrus smell. I liked it but it wasn't what I call a rose scent. I had a free sample of a new Molton Brown rose bubble bath last week. I have been bathing in Rose scent all week.
All of the insects in the garden are on the ivy at the moment. They seem to have deserted everything else. Even stuff like Linaria which usually has bees on it, has been abandoned.
I planted some Nicotiana sylvestris in a shady spot, they are flowering well. I hoped to have moths on them, but when I go out with a torch, there is nothing there.