The cool, damp, overcast days we have been having make me glad I have so many simple five petaled roses in the gardens.
I love them just as much as I love the big, full, old fashioned English roses, maybe a little more this time of year!
The roses with lots of petals need the heat to encourage them to open fully and they often start turning brown before they are fully open.
Many of them rot before they open at all. Add to that the limited amounts of water they have been getting this spring and they also have weak stems causing some of them to hang their blooms down. Not pretty at all.
There is a lot to say about diversity in the garden and how it enhances the beauty in many ways!