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End of the day

Yesterday I spend several hours pruning the climbing rose Iceburg. This is growing on a fence between us and our lovely neighbours. Amongst this are growing several clematis and all but one I could safely cut down, the last is a spring macropetala which has stopped me in my tracks. 76 more words


Bloom Thyme Friday: Adventures Old and New

Mr. G’s grandfather was quite the adventurer … at the age of 9, he decided to jump on a boat with his much older cousins who were leaving Greece and heading for America where new opportunities awaited! 466 more words


Stages of Life

As you no doubt can tell, I enjoy photographing the roses in our garden or anywhere else they catch my eye. I have one rose, Pop the Cork (Hybrid Tea Rose), that is most interesting. 64 more words


Three beauties from David Austin...

Another flush of roses, possibly the last of the summer and for that, very much appreciated and admired. Many of the David Austin flock will have begun flowering in late May, this year at least, and will still have an abundant show left in them before the needs for a little quiet-time assert themselves and they settle down for a winter nap. 702 more words

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Bloom Thyme Friday: Maybe if I change the name????

For years I have had a love/hate relationship with Fall. Yes, I know the changing of the leaves are pretty and who doesn’t love going on a hayride or to a pumpkin patch. 298 more words