I have a bit of a secret passion for Hybrid Tea roses – this isn’t very trendy at the moment, but I’ve never been ‘cool’; I just can’t help it! I love their perfectly shaped flowers when in bud and half open. I grow so many old-fashioned roses, but they never quite do that bud-perfection … Continue reading In a vase on Monday
My goodness, doesn’t failure excelerate the rate at which we learn? The top half of the Hornbeam Gardens, where the cut flowers are, is doing just fine because they are treated like vegetables and watered regularly. But the lower Hornbeam Gardens have not at all lived up to the picture I had for them in … Continue reading September musings 2
Here’s my contribution to Cathy’s meme at Rambling in the Garden. I used only dahlias and roses – and probably not as much foliage as I ought to have used! The dahlias are: ‘Karma Irene’ (red), ‘Karma Lagoon’ (purple), ‘La Recoleta’ (pom-pom, dark purple), ‘Karma Choc’, ‘Noordwijks Glory’ and the little single anemone-flowered ‘Totally Tangerine. … Continue reading In a vase on Monday
In spite of my fears, we were incredibly lucky and the rain did not pass us by! Although it has just stopped, it came and I’m thankful. Every gardener (except maybe in gardens like Inverewe, in Scotland, where it rains 1.5 days out of 3) loves rain. I love it because it reminds me of … Continue reading Rain!
If you happened to drop by and you enjoy looking at pictures of my garden – welcome! But be aware that this post is mostly for the benefit of my absent husband who likes to keep up with what’s happening – it may be too long for you! Also – although I love garden memes, … Continue reading September garden musings
Long time, once again, no vase! Grand plans to post more in August never materialised. But hey, a new month, new efforts called for! And new, seasonal, things to love. One of the things I’m liking most at the moment is Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’. It has massive dinner-plate flowers (not usually my kind of … Continue reading In a vase on Monday