Hello dear rose friends … with Graham safely home after a jaunt into New South Wales Southern Highlands to visit gardens and ‘chook mates’ and me settled in my ‘new’ office! Before he was out the gate, I had the first piece of furniture shifted and it’s taken a week of cleaning everything in my path while I changed the whole house around. Interestingly, Gra is happy with the changes – now I sit here at my computer looking out on the garden and can see when you drive in the gate … really nice!
GRA’S GARBLE …
Get your secateurs sharpened because according to the moon planting guide, the best time for pruning our roses for robust autumn flowering is on the waxing moon – the dates are February 18-20 which are ‘fertile’ dates when plant wounds heal. If you want to test the value of working to the lunar calendar, prune a few of your bushes on the suggested dates and leave some till a bit later – I know you’ll be amazed!
Q. What happens when ducks fly upside down? A. They quack up.
Now is the time to organise pruning to ensure you’ve got a plethora of flowers through autumn. Because we need to have our potted roses looking spectacular for…
Tesselaar’s Garden Expo
2nd and 3rd Apriland our gardens flowering for
Art & Roses Tours
on 9th and 10th AprilWe’ll be head down, bum up, pruning during February.
The gardens will be regularly watered, the pots will be managed with our organic rose management spray program to ensure premium foliage cover which will guarantee beautiful flowers throughout this last month of summer.
Q. What did the bee say to the flower? A. Hi, honey!
Here are a few pics we’d like to share with you to inspire loving moments this Valentine‘s Day …
A quiet cuppa with the one you love
– how a red rose will add romance !!
A vase of NAHEMA
a most spectacularly fragrant climbing rose – so romantic!
Enjoy the love on Valentine’s Day with your special person …
Graham, Diana & Mooi