Possibly because of the very wet summer we had last year, everything has put on huge amounts of growth. I will swear there is 18 inches on all the trees
This is next door's tree plus clematis Montana from my window.
And this is a bourbon rose, Madam Pierre Ogier. When the builder put in the new window in the studio, he insisted all the shrubs in the border under the window be totally removed. I was going to just replace them and then thought no, I can do something different which was bourbon roses which I love. Move aside Central Asia I can do better than you! The rose bushes are covered with flower buds so you will be shown more of them shortly.
And these are two newly purchased bougainvilleas. They are not to be potted up for two weeks and must settle into the environment. I realise I probably cannot keep them over winter but have decided that I like them and if I planted petunias, they would not last the winter either.