Saturday, 13 June 2009
Coming up Roses........
I love the summertime! I am so much more motivated and energetic than in the dark and cold months of the year.
One of the things that I also love about the summer is roses. The following photos are of a cutting from my Grandmother's rose, which she originally planted over 70 years. I just love the colour, and I am afraid to admit it but I actually do very little with it. It is a climbing rose, I think, well it looks lovely against my fence, which isn't so lovely. I don't know the variety of the rose, if anyone can hazard a guess I would be very grateful. I always cut some blooms for my Dad as it was his mother's rose and I know it reminds him of her and his childhood.
I also think there is a little invasion of greenfly on it. I don't always like to spray with chemical sprays, if anyone has any greener/more organic options I would love to hear them along with any other rose growing tips. I vaguely remember my Grandmother telling me about spraying them with water and a few drops of washing up liquid, but I'm not entirely sure I could be mistaken.
If you like roses, real or painted then please take a look at the blog of my very talented rose grower friend and artist Sharon.
I hope the weather has been kind to you all wherever you are.