Wednesday, June 18, 2008

I never tire of this lovely rose - New Dawn. Normally there is a mass of blue flowers on the right of the arbour - the potato flower, but it was heavily pruned in the autumn and is sulking a bit. We have just had a week of mostly sunshine which has taken us unawares.

This is a new rose planted by Karen. One is told that roses won't do in an old rose bed, but Karen reckons if you dig deep enough and pad it with dried blood ( sweat and tears) all will be well.
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Anonymous said...

your New Dawn puts mine to shade - I have about 6 leaves on it but it is recovering a bit and has put out new shoots !

My acanthus hasn't put out a spike yet - my childhood home had a 'hedge' of them at the front so I had to have one in my own garden!


PI said...

Belleek: nil desperandum. I thought mine was pathetic at first but it takes a while to get going and you must be behind us - weather wise, I would think.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Everything looks so very pretty Pat....Your Garden is lovely. The Pots and all....So very beautiful....There is nothimg like an English Garden.

Are you going away? You said something in your comment about "see you when I get back...'
Wherever you are going, I hope you have a lovely time, my dear.

PI said...

Naomi: thank you! We are driving to Dorset for a week in a cottage. Fingers crossed for better luck this time:)