As you may have noticed, I have not been posting lately.
We have been, and still are, in the grip of the worst drought ever recorded in my area.
I am simply too sad about the effects on my woods and garden to go out and look at them, let alone talk about them. Of course, I know my concerns are not as serious as those of people whose income crops are lost, but that doesn't make it any less painful for me. As someone said, 'you love your rose according to how many hours you have wasted on it', and I have wasted years on this rose.
This has been my third or fourth major gardening effort.
As soon as it rains again, I will begin the fifth one.