First rose in bloom! I’ve never grown roses before but so far they’re a piece of cake! Chuck em bare rooted and single stemmed into the ground and a few months later they give you this. That’s my kinda plant!
The sticks called roses I planted back in winter have done really well. They don’t look like sticks anymore!
We get aphids in hardcore numbers and I’ve been watching the roses like a hawk to make sure they’re not being attacked. Just about overnight the aphids made their move.
If anyone has an army of lady birds they’re not utilising, feel free to send them Burnley way!
It’s finally cold enough to plant a rose garden! I chose 3 special roses: Peace, Just Joey and Mr Lincoln, and added a new one with a special name: Golden Bunny. My favourite golden book when I was little was about a duck and a bunny becoming unlikely friends. When mum would hug and kiss me she used to say “duck and bunny squeeze and cuddle hug, kiss” after that book.
I had to top up the soil with some potting mix and the fresh soil proved too tempting for Lloyd. So unfortunately my lovely new rose garden will have to have an ugly fence around it for a little while. I think once the soil is settled and the roses grab on it should be alright. Lucky roses have thorns, otherwise Lloyd would think I’d planted sticks as some kind of fun game for him.