It's June- the month of the roses ! By pure coincidence both the blue iris , the red rose and also the white rose are in flower at the same time today in my garden- ( slightly too late for American Memorial day but still..pretty good ..) so I thought to send you this lovely red- white and blue to brighten your day. Ah!The colours of roses...
Red-white and blue are not just the colours of the American and English flag, but also of the Dutch flag- so for a Dutch person like me, it's super cheerful and very apt. So I made myself a very patriotic nose-gay.
Just a tip in case you're thinking " rose-arch" : if you want to put a rose-arch up, put the legs of your arch quite deep in the soil and then secure with quick-setting cement. My last rose-arch - which looks perfectly fine here last year- see here
The dogs were quite helpful while I was digging the trenches for my arch and trying to get as much cement in my hair as I could in the space of 10 minutes, and kept me entertained, running around amongst all the fallen roses.
o idea how she got this forget-me-not flower in her hair-this is how she came out - but I think it's adorable.
My other advice is : be kind to your roses and don't keep them in a pot , but plant them whenever you can, in full soil ( with some nice and smelly manure).They love that and reward you with clusters and clusters of flowers.This climber is called" Teasing Georgia" .It's getting so big and so full of roses now it's getting a bit scary.The rose-heads are so heavy they all droop down, like they are all looking at you and figuring out what they will do next.Grow some more I guess!!
Soon you will have a house covered in roses, and more sugar- coated rose-petals and self-made rose water , than you can shake a stick at !
I have high hopes for this rose I planted last year-called " Albertine " a real monster from a growing speed point of view.
I am so looking forward to that day ! Sadly, the score at present it is...about seven roses on the whole thing .
All good things come to those that wait- that's especially true for gardeners!
I am linking this to the following link parties ( the button is at the bottom of my page ):
Tuesday garden party. Wow us Wednesday .Show and tell Wednesday.Swing into Spring Wednesday.Tablescape Thursday. Transformation Thursday, Inspiration Friday.