This is one of my favourite tea roses - Anna Olivier. She and all the teas are doing brilliantly at the moment. The rain and overcast conditions suit them perfectly. She's there with a couple of girlfriends leaning comfortably on a timber support. We trim them back to the height of the little fence in summer with the electric hedger. Then, come Autumn, they are simply covered again in blooms. The fragrance is fresh and fruity and the nodding heads look georgous hanging over a simple milk jug in the kitchen.
I live in rural western australia on a one and a half hectre property with my husband and my cat. About an acre (in old speak) is cottage garden and an orchard. I divide most of my time between my art and gardening with as much yoga and walking as I can fit in. I love playing around with art. And after half a Visual Arts Degree and 5 solo exhibitions ~ at the moment I prefer to just enjoy 'the process' of creating and journalling. I also like to invent recipes that use up the surplus from my vegetable gardens and fruit trees. I enjoy making healthful food that tastes great.