Category Archives: roses

A Critical Eye, Part 2: Some Not-so-Positives

My critical eye has of late been observing the main herbaceous beds, the rose garden, the blue & white borders and the bold borders (see map under The Garden tab above) , although in truth I sometimes feel like averting … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Emma Glows

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Depends Who’s Asking: Top June Blooms

If I were to use visitor comments from our open garden sessions to gauge what the top blooms are in the garden at the moment it would be (not in any particular order) roses, poppies, astrantia and Lagurus ovatus (bunny … Continue reading

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Six Things Bringing Pleasure in the Garden on Saturday

There are of course many more than six things bringing pleasure in the garden at the moment, but I am choosing a nominal six to share for Jon the Propagator‘s Saturday meme. Above are the first sunflowers, not dwarfing me … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: the Sun Has Come Out and a Sweet Fragrance Hangs in the Air

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In a Vase on Monday: Forgiving

I decided to use these roses in my Monday vase because they are so forgiving despite being overlooked and neglected. Climbing rose ‘Parkdirektor Riggers’ is probably the rose that has been in the garden the longest – the wall that … Continue reading

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A Random Six on Saturday

There is no theme to my Six on Saturday today, although if I could post fragrances that is what you be experiencing instead of six fairly random photos. I cannot even post pictures of the six things given me the … Continue reading

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