My beautiful Angel Face rose is in bloom! And the forsythia (that was startled into a dramatic wilt by a bout of cold, wet weather we got just after we planted it) seems to be coming back just fine too.
All's well in the garden.
Speaking of wilting, being a rose novice I was also a little concerned about a bit of wilting I saw on the newer (darker) leaves of the Angel Face. But I suspect it was the sudden three-day heat wave we had earlier this week. I think it just shocked the poor thing a wee bit, given that it hardly had time to acclimate itself before God flicked on the extra burner.
I nipped off the wilted (and slightly crispy) leaves the other day and it seems just fine now - and very, very beautiful indeed.
But I'll let you be the judge...