The roses are just beginning to bloom – it is cooler here due to the higher altitude so the growing season begins later and ends earlier than in other places in Victoria. Many have been planted over the last few years, but not all have survived the winter frosts, those that have are spectacular.
This is really the true colour of ‘Altissimo‘ – a French bred climber with large (4-5″) flat blooms. I’m growing it on a trellis in the hope in time it will hide a neighbour’s ugly outbuildings!
Obviously not a rose, but Nigella or Love in a Mist – a great annual plant that self seeds, good for filling in spaces, but a potential nuisance if allowed to go too wild.