My roses seem to be doing rather well. They aren’t fully flowering yet (there are loads of rosebuds yet to blossom) but the flowers that are there are looking very pretty indeed. They’re also quite fragrant – the rain has done them good.
The lavender has lots of bracts but isn’t yet flowering. This is probably a good thing – it tends to be the last thing that flowers and once that is done, that is it (more or less) for the summer.
I got the roses from David Austen a couple of years ago – I planted them as bare root plants in February / March (it was drizzling at the time).