My new David Austin rose (and first attempt into the world of rose growing) - the curiously named Jude the Obscure - has been going well so far - progressing from a depressing bare rooted stick to a lovely leafy bush much faster than I expected (8 weeks!)
It's even popped out a promising bud, which has grown into a tennis ball sized bloom that I've been excitedly monitoring each day. I took this photo this morning.
So when I arrived home this afternoon - a mere 10 hours later - to find the lovely bloom looking like this....
... I was a little disheartened. It was pretty warm today so I'm hoping that it was just having a little sulk. I gave it a good drink this afternoon so fingers crossed she comes good tomorrow.