June in an English garden means roses (scented ones, of course!) to me, so I wandered around taking portraits of some of the lovelies brightening up my world.
Such delicate colours in their luscious silky petals, pretty as a picture and fragrancing the air as well.
Clearly, I have a preference for the peaches and pale pinks, although I have some beauties in other shades as well, just that these ones were the ones revealing their beauty on this occasion.
When we married, my bouquet contained the palest, barely-there apricot creamy petalled-roses, so some of these are chosen for sentimental reasons.
There are pretty, shaded frills and complex ruffles with a very special elegance of form.
Others are more shy or coy, a spiral of tightly furled petals hiding, for the moment, their golden centres.
While most of my roses are shrubs, standards or bush, I do have a lovely rose climbing an archway. accompanied by trachelospermum jasminoides and a wisteria album. I love how its flowers hang down to be admired.
These photos were taken at the beginning of June, a month ago. Life got in the way of me posting them - but fortunately did not prevent me enjoying the flowers.