As we're now preparing our roses for a second flush, I thought I'd share a few favourites from our garden, along with some tips about caring for them which seem to work for us - the tests of success being an abundance of flowers and a lack of pests and disease! I'm a great fan … Continue reading Tips for Success with Roses
Years ago, when I first started gardening, I actually avoided roses - the first few I'd planted were almost devoid of flowers and I thought I just didn't have the knack for them. In fact I was quite right - at the time I was under the mistaken apprehension that once a plant was put … Continue reading Which Rose – Dilemma over!
Roses are probably my favourite flowers (certainly every June anyway!). They have such appeal to the senses; beautiful to look at, highly and deliciously scented and silky smooth to touch. I've previously written about roses on this blog, but today, I'm extolling the virtues of a particular favourite and one I look forward to every … Continue reading Rosa ‘Albertine’