ROSE RAMBLER 12.10.2017 …
Hello dear rose friends as we enjoy the glory of spring – we’re already halfway through – rushing towards summer and we’re hedging bets between us about which rose will be the very first flowering this season:
I bet it’s POPE JOHN PAUL II
Tova is convinced it will be THE OPPORTUNITY ROSE
Ben says TEQUILA SUNRISE
Graham believes it will be TWILIGHT ZONE
So you can see, despite another minus 2 frost earlier this week, roses in 20cm pots which act like a humid-crib for their roots, on higher ground up in the Rose Nursery are ready to flower … amazing to all of us!
GRA’S GARBLE …
How exciting and how beautiful and how very lucky we are that we all love roses – I think we’re in for a stunning flowering season, the rosebuds are so pumped full of deep soaking rain … it’s raining as I write! Sorry to our far north friends who are experiencing drought but have had some respite last week perhaps???!!!
Please don’t wait until problems occur – to 10 litres of water mix all of the following:
- ¼ cup Eco-Rose/Fungicide (powder should be dissolved in water first)
- ¼ cup Eco-oil and ALWAYS ADD A SEAWEED PRODUCT – we use and recommend ECO-SEAWEED POWDER – extremely economical as you use your own water!
Q. How many apples grow on trees? A. All of them!
Q. How many peanuts grow on trees? A. Peanuts grow in the ground!
When something dies …
This GOLDEN DIOSMA hedge was very visible in aerial photos we had taken of our property back in 2003 and after severe frost events this past winter, it died.
I called 3CR Garden Show on Sunday morning and the expert panel suggested that the hedge had done its time and demised due to age – I took their advice and removed it – but oh, gosh, what a hole it leaves in a very prominent part of our entrance driveway.
Solution … I will plant a hedge of THE GOLDEN CHILD roses so that when my Mother visits (regularly) I can remind her that I didn’t plant the hedge for my BROTHER but … yes, for her other GOLDEN CHILD, Diana!
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