Category Archives: roses

Six on Saturday: Good Grief!

Never in a million years would I expect to see a plump bud on a herbaceous poppy almost halfway through November! Usually flowering in early June, this poppy then dies down disgracefully before producing fresh foliage later in the year, … Continue reading

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In Vase on Monday: Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness…and Spiders!

For many of us, the opening lines of Keats’ poem ‘Ode to Autumn’ are immediately brought to mind when autumnal colours become prevalent in our gardens and seasonal low-lying mists begin to hang over river valleys and other hollows. One … Continue reading

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Never a Dull Moment

It still looks very leafy, but the wisteria has now had its summer prune; some of the lower tendrils were removed a few weeks ago as they were impeding passage, but despite the heat and dryness of the summer the … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Making Amends

No sooner had the weather turned cooler and we had a little rain than the garden heaved a sigh of relief and immediately looked refreshed. This was soon followed by the perking up of usually long-flowering stalwarts like cosmos and … Continue reading

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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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