Meanwhile ... out in the garden I've been waiting for a rosebud to open ... daily pictures recording the gradual change.
29th and 30th and 31st May and 1st June ... it is hard to see much difference over those four cold and damp days.
Then the days became marginally warmer ... and by 4th June things were looking better!
5th June ... no significant change ...
Then, today, 6th June ... the bud has at last started to open! Meanwhile other roses have boomed and flourished ... I do wonder why this one has taken its time. The sun is shining on it now ... so perhaps tomorrow's picture will be of a more open bloom ... we'll see.