Tag Archives: Rose ‘Pink Perpetué’

Gardening On a Small Scale

The Golfer takes great delight in informing any visitors who want to have a nose around the garden that it is ‘designed and maintained by someone under five feet tall’ which is, I have to admit, strictly true. The implication, … Continue reading

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Up, Down, Round and Around

Another lovely day despite close proximity to the end of the month, and looking up, down, round and around I have found great pleasure in observing more new spikes of Colchicum autumnale album (grubby and weather worn, but hey! no … Continue reading

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Second Chances

The nibbled ‘Procyon’ dahlia that featured rather sadly last week has been joined by the sudden opening over the mild weekend of a second bud, currently perfect in its entirety – the comparative picture is rather deceptive, as this flower … Continue reading

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Pink Paper Roses and Perfect Peppers

When the ‘Pink Perpetué’ in the raised bed outside the front door has its second flush, for some reason the blooms always look dry and papery – this picture doesn’t quite capture the completely different appearance – perhaps because the … Continue reading

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