hope deferred

makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Fed up with perpetual cold wind and rain, I’ve just ordered (yet another!) David Austin rose, a new variety with the wonderful name Eustacia Vye. She is destined for the rather crowded rose/flower bed where I trust she will establish her space and be happy. I certainly will!

Meanwhile, to remind ourselves that warm days will come again, here’s a moment of hope realised last summer when the divine R. Boscobel first flowered:


About Ruth Paris

Leadership & executive coach, based near Farnham, Surrey, UK. Love my garden and organic allotment / potager.
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3 Responses to hope deferred

  1. philipparees says:

    David Austin is the annual seducer. I vow not again and surrender every time. If that is Boscobel I shall do so again!

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  2. Ruth Paris says:

    Yes, me too – and poignant as DA died just before Christmas last year.
    I splashed out and bought Boscobel as a bare root standard and she ‘rose’ beautifully to the occasion 🙂


  3. Shahzadi Thomas says:

    Thanks for the reminder that summer will indeed come again xxx

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