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Six on Saturday: Phew!

Phew…what a scorcher it was yesterday! Phew! What a hectic afternoon it was on Thursday! Whew! What a relief it is to have some rain today! Take your pick… On Thursday afternoon we had our only (so far) booked group … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Roses Grow on You

The neighbour who kindly waters the garden as necessary when we are away was exclaiming this morning about all the roses in it, which he must be able to see from his upstairs windows; he then lowered the tone of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Poet’s Wife Writes Again

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Six on Saturday: Not All of Them Pretty…

…so let’s start with one of them that is, Rosa ‘Princess Alexandra of Kent’ on a stem accidentally broken off when I was tying in a nearby clematis. It certainly proves that it pays to study the plants in our … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Damage Limitation?

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Six on Saturday: Not All of Them Pink…

Just a quick SoS from me today, with no apologies for them all being roses – but at least they are not all pink! There are still many roses with buds yet to open, and those that are in flower … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, Not All of Them Roses…

Although many of the numerous roses in the garden have an odd flower or two, we are still a number of weeks away from peak flowering time, which hopefully will coincide with our garden opening towards the end of June. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Gorgeous Gertie

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Wordless Wednesday: the First Rose, Hiding its Light Under a Bush(el)

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Six on Saturday: Behold a Great Light…

…and the angel Gabriel appeared, the only main season snowdrop likely to be flowering at Christmas. Last year two thirds of the specials were poking their noses through, with six in flower, an all-time record here; this year looks to … Continue reading

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