June is here and everything is growing like the clappers as we move from a warm, wet spring into summer. The roses this year seem to be loving the weather and flowering weeks early and so we embark on a season of sniffing and assessing. We will be planting a mouthwatering collection of roses here in the distilling garden, and will be capturing their timeless fragrance and character so that we can be in June at the opening of a jar and at the touch of a balm. But which ones do we choose? Do you like the fresh light powdery gentle puff of "Penelope", or the juicy damp deep sexy myrrh and strawberry seduction of "Madam Isaac Pereire"? Will it be the spicy rampant "Rambling Rector", the retro mellow "Whisky Mac" or simple "Just Joey"? Its a tough job but someone has to do it so the ASAP team will be smelling as many roses as possible over the next few weeks, selecting our favourites ready for planting this autumn. It is hard not to be seduced by colour and shape, but our priority is seductive scent and strong healthy growth so that they flourish without any chemical assistance.