Friday, 22 June 2012

Rescued from the rain ...

I've waited weeks and weeks for St Swithun's Day to flower - and as ever its lived up to its name, brought on the deluge and the petals have turned brown and rotted on the stem.

So I was ruthless; chopped them all off at 6.30am this morning in a torrential downpour and they've made my weekend already. Fabulous - whatever the weather.

Hope your weekend is dryish and fun,xxx

20 comments:

thriftwood said...

Absolutely divine ... My garden's absolutely trashed in the gales, but can't face going out to rescue anything! Hope it turns out nice! Xxx

Karen said...

How beautiful they are and yu are so right to pick them and enjoy them inside - who knows when we can get outside? Lovely x

bellaboo said...

So beautiful and delicate.
Love your field of buttercups! :0)

... Tabiboo ... said...

Such gorgeousness - 6.30 am though *phew* not for the faint hearted!

Great rescuing and have a lovely weekend,

Nina xxx

itsjustperi said...

Love your new header .. absolutely gorgeous

Lyn said...

the wind and rain have flattened everything in the garden....well done for geting some of yours into the house where you can enjoy them.
xxx

Louise said...

Is that a David Austin rose? My sisters birthday is on St Swithuns day and I believe she has just bought herself one.
louise

homegirl said...

The buttercups are so happy and sunshiney!!
Great idea to bring the lovely roses in.
Hope your weather picks up soon.
Have a happy week.

LinenandRoses said...

Simply beautiful. You have done the right thing and you can enjoy them all weekend. x

Louise said...

They look lovely! I love your new header pic too, that's where I grew up! I know just where you took the photo as I took one very similar a few days ago from the same spot!!

DEB said...

Aren't they superb!

Country Rabbit said...

really beautiful steph ;0)x

As i walk through the park on the school runs i have been quite sad at the roses and foxgloves laying damaged and brown tinged from all the rain...i think it has just got a bit too wet for the new flowering june flowers.
but i have never seen the park so green and lush- the tree's really have taken over and they do look so magnificent ;0)

happy weekend to you x

Country Rabbit said...

p.s the header meadow and landscape- just stunning!!!!! i hadnt noticed it b4 as my laptop does take its time to load the entire blog picture ;0)

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

They are still beautiful! I too have needed to rescue lots of flowers, when will our summer arrive! :)

Bobo Bun said...

Beautiful roses Steph. You did the right thing. I picked quite a few yesterday too as they were all drooping on the ground and I thought there's no way we'll get the chance anytime soon to sit out there and look at the roses so they might as well come in with us.

Have a great weekend wet or dry.

Lisa X

daydream in colour said...

How absolutely gorgeous. The best I could come up with was dandelions. My four year old boy did pick one and give it to me with a kiss so I suppose that could be considered better than roses anyday.

xx Susan

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph, where is the picture at the top of your blog header taken? I'm Derbyshire born and bred(living in Oxford now), I'm sure I recognise the location. Please put me out of my misery!

Love you blog btw, my peonies didn't even bother to flower this year :(

Kate

life at my little red suitcase said...

beautiful! I'm sure they smell lovely too. Love your field full of buttercups at the top, looks great.

galant said...

that is remarkable. Today, husband and I suggested "what is English?" His immediate response was the music of Elgar, particularly Enigma Variations (with, of coure Nimrod) and my immediate response was "a medow filled with buttercups!"
Margaret P

Christina Wall said...

i have been day dreaming of rain here in the midwest USA. We are in the midst of a terrible drought. trees are dying, the ground is cracked. I love reading about the rain on your blog... posts some pictures of rain when you get a chance ...