Category Archives: roses

Thank you Mr Austin

On Wednesday morning I ordered 7 roses from David Austin. Not only was I given a discount when I asked if one might be possible, but the teeny postage charge of £3.95 still applied, even though six of the roses … Continue reading

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Coming Up

With the garden openings coming up, I have been frequently checking progress of the various roses as there are several new ones; not quite everything will be coming up roses, but I am pleased to see that many of them … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

… for tomorrow the branch they were growing on will be lopped off! In the lead up to the garden opening time is indeed very much of the essence and every day needs to be seized and filled productively, but … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Looking Rosy

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Wordless Wednesday: A Real Princess

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The Rector Steps Aside

As I mentioned the other day, once Rambling Rector finishes flowering the petals drop in thousands and for the last few years to prevent  build up of deadwood I have cut out all the flowering stems later in the summer, … Continue reading

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Everything’s Coming Up….

… ROSES! When every June comes around do we always find ourselves thinking that our roses have never been as fine as they are now? Perhaps, although because most of my roses are relatively new I know that some of … Continue reading

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