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Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:53

Hiya Punkdoc 

the rose for my mum has sentiment for me ....she liked roses and I bowed to pressure from'others.  Although it is looking very healthy it has very few flowers and little scent.  I will strive to keep it. 

Christopher Lloyd did keep some roses but, crucially, he got rid of most.  He describes his dislike of them in  (I think) The Adventurous Gardener.

Talkback: Peach leaf curl

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 14:01

I would NOT peter.

my peaches...2 small bushes......were fine at fruiting time.

as I understand it,  PLC is best prevented by preventing rain on newly formed leaves in spring. Covering in some way is the ideal solution.....shouldnt get PLC in a greenhouse for example.

I cover in spring....spray in spring before any leaves unfurl and again on new leaves.  Again, if necessary but well before any fruit starts to form.

my bushes are uncovered when fruit is forming but by then the leaves are resistant to PLC

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:29

Yes, Lyn,,but you are a classy lady. You recognise quality but so many are bewitched by seeing only what they are supposed to ............

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:26

Pruned a rose yesterday for a friend.....still got the scars.  The ugliest plant in the area.  

I said to her, shall I dig this thing up and put in something better?   "i love it" she protested.  She has a couple of dozen or more.......    "Smell this one" she said as she shoved her olfactory appendage deep into the pinkness.  "What smell?  I said 

no, not really bored fidget....going through loads of paperwork but lifted by the sight of my beautiful heleniums through the window !  

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:08

Wot did I say?  


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 13:06

Not too bad with the rain this morning but it's back again.  Forecast says drier later.  Hope so. I need to water the garden 

Boring, boring rosesN

Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:59

why are so many beguiled by roses? 

Is it their wonderful structural shape?  Is it  their glorious leaf colour?  Is it their magnificent spiny form over the long winter months?  Is it their ability to sit comfortably with other plants?  Is it their inclination to tear your hands, face and clothing as you pass by?  Is it their scent?   Really?  Many have scent; many do not.  Is it their demand for fungicides and insecticides?  

Out of flower roses are the most ugly things in the garden.  They are positively aggressive, treacherous .(never want a friend with its characteristics )  even dangerous......ever fallen into one and tried to sit down afterwards? They have no place in a small or average size garden.  

So...let's get a petition going to ban roses anagram is "sores" and how much more apt is that? .....and make our lives sooooooooo much better




Posted: 13/08/2015 at 12:27

What is the world coming to when we worry about  "superfluous apostrophes"   Ha ha 



Posted: 13/08/2015 at 08:06

Good luck with the scan lily 


Posted: 13/08/2015 at 07:23

Hello forkers

rain overnight.....torremtial in some places.  Dry for moment but sure the heavens will open when I venture out.   A day of rain forecasf though with some bright spells so perfect for my planting yesterday

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look wot she did to me........

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Even you hard hearts......

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