Category Archives: roses

Holy Moses, Lots of Roses!

At the end of June last year I sat on a chair near this bench (please excuse the tools and netting in the photo – evidence of reconstruction of the fruit cage is distributed throughout the garden!), talking to visitors … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: And So It Goes

And every time I’ve held a rose It seems I only felt the thorns… And so it goes, and so it goes, And so will you soon I suppose… Those are the words of one of the newer songs my … Continue reading

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A Change is as Good as a Rest

Non-gardeners tend to look incredulous when gardeners such as myself respond to the question ” What are you doing this afternoon?” with “Oh, I shall probably be doing something in the garden”, but that’s how it is – summer or … Continue reading

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It Wos the Roses Wot Did It

I think I knew in my heart that as soon as the opportunity for more roses arose then any decision was all but made already. Both levels paved? One level paved and a tier of roses? Two tiers of roses? … Continue reading

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Brain Teaser

One of the new projects ‘dreamed up’ towards the end of the summer was terracing the areas either side of the bus shelter, currently home to a pair of large urns and some grasses planted through slate chippings, with two … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Gather Ye Rosebuds

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today To-morrow will be dying.   (Robert Herrick ‘To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time‘)  We have just been away for the weekend, … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: a Character

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