ROSE RAMBLER 26TH APRIL, 2018 …
Hello dear rose friends as we bask in the glory of autumn and our rose garden looks its most majestic best and we enjoy planting a new area of garden with all the potted roses we ‘snavelled’ from stock throughout this past season!
GRA’S GARBLE …
I haven’t been able to help myself – madly planting lots of kale and silver beet, the pansy border is done and I’ll definitely get the team to assist with planting more roses in MY GARDEN BED! The last few bulbs will go in this week too and I expect a truly magnificent display coming spring.
Q. What do you call a cow with no legs? A. Ground beef!
We all have a different style and approach to gardening – mine is random and without order, Diana is orderly and tidy – she weeds and mulches in timely fashion and usually according to moon phases so HER gardens usually look neat and well-tended. Neither of us ‘over think’ colour blending because we know from experience that all the colours work together … I guess we complement each other in our different styles of gardening yet we definitely appreciate OUR OWN GARDEN while we work the entire property very much as a team!
Q. Why did the Math book look so sad? A. Because it had so many problems!
If you need a hand with selecting rose varieties or planning a rose garden this winter, please don’t hesitate to send your wish-list and some pictures, perhaps a rough mud-map with dimensions so that we can assist you to plant the rose garden of your dreams!
I hope you’re planting your garden in readiness for a mass of winter veggies and colourful display with annuals such as pansies –
Be sure to plant some more roses in your garden during this most ideal season for rose planting!
While the soil is warm, the roses will settle well before a light winter pruning and perform as well-established roses when they flower this coming spring. Perhaps my spontaneous SPECIAL OFFER will prompt you to come and do WALK ‘N’ TALK IN THE GARDEN WITH GRAHAM THIS COMING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT 1.00 PM EACH DAY – BRING KIDS AND PETS ON A LEAD Here’s my SPECIAL OFFER …
IN THE NURSERY
JUST IN TIME TO PURCHASE SOME BEAUTIFUL ROSES FOR MOTHER’S DAY
Here are a few suggestions of roses which are performing at their absolute autumn BEST in the nursery NOW
EMAIL FROM JUDY: PERFUME PASSION is my new favourite! …
Hi Diana …Hope you are well! The perfume is to die for…gorgeous form…red new growth…healthy, no bugs…what more could you want? 😊
People often ask us which rose is our favourite – both of us genuinely love roses for their enduring beauty, continual flowering, amazing fragrances and simply because they afford us such enormous pleasure in our gardens! We each have lots of favourites … you’re welcome to share your favourite with us and other RR subscribers – send a pic!
Just for an extra giggle to overlook the RR mess last week: Q. What did Mozart get when he ate baked beans? A. Classical gas!
Enjoy this last week of April and hope we see you at the Rose Farm this weekend …
Graham, Diana, Mooi and the team …