Left column: top, Darcey Bussell; middle, Jacques Cartier; bottom, Ferdinand Pichard
Middle column: top, Rosa Mundi, bottom, Pride and Prejudice (that was a birthday present this February)
Right column: top, Winchester Cathedral; middle, For Your Eyes Only; bottom, a vase of Gertrude Jekyll, Cottage Rose, Mary Rose and Ferdinand Pichard.
The peonies were a bit slow this year, probably due to the cold snap in February and March, but they were worth waiting for. They may only flower for a short time but they do provide a 'wow'. These are patio peonies, Rome, Athens and Madrid (not necessarily in that order!)
Other roses have started to flower too and the clematis are also making their presence felt, so there may well be more photos to come.