It’s summer- the roses are rioting
all over the garden they bloom
there’s Banksia blocking the pathway
while other flowers jostle for room.
Tall irises stand up like flags
shy sweet peas are just peeping through
granny’s bonnets are ready for Cup Week
and foxgloves have new fingers too.
The lilies of the valley have fled now
overtaken by poppies so bright
but it’s roses that grab our attention
and give us such blooming delight.