Those of you who know me will know that I'm rose-obsessed.
Over the last few weeks I've been worried that my 15 climbers and bushes would bloom before I returned to Italy.
Whilst in Australia, I emailed my friends regularly with demands for "The Status of the Roses".
Every response threatened progress:
- "They have green shoots" or
- "The buds are just forming" or
- "The flowers will be blooming within days" or
- "Here's a photo of my first rose"
This last response, received when I was 16,000 kilometres away, sent me into waves of panic: Would I make it home in time!?
It seems I did...
My most advanced climber has been flowering profusely over the last few days and the first of my bush roses bloomed today.