I went outside this afternoon to admire the rose bushes. It's mid October and they are still putting out buds and new leaves. It is so encouraging to see how well they are thriving. I was very worried about them during August and September because they developed black spot and needed a lot of extra care. I am very thankful that they seem to be improving and growing.
We have a sun-room in the rectory and for the entire time we have lived in this house it has been an empty room. I am planning to move the potted rose bushes inside in a week or so and I am looking forward to filling the sun-room with beauty. According to the nursery, these particular roses will bloom all year long if they are in the right climate and if they are fertilized. I cannot even imagine how lovely it will be to have roses blooming continuously all through the cold months. What luxury! It will be like living in an E.F. Benson novel.