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You smell lovely...

“….The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem
For that sweet odour which doth in it live….”

William Shakespeare, Sonnet LIV (54)


2 acres of Paradise? David Austin Roses at their Albrighton Nursery & Gardens - the best display in years methinks!

The Long Garden, Lion Garden, Victorian Garden and The Renaissance Gardens at David Austin’s home ground at Albrighton in Shropshire. The site is home to these magnificent 2-acre gardens, the extensive plant centre, shop and restaurant as well as the business-end of things, the breeding glasshouses and trial beds, the production nursery for all of the potted and bare-root plants and the offices, delivery warehouses and thank fully, considerably chilled warehouses – it was a warm day yesterday when I was a guest of David Austin and given a tour around the whole operation. 843 more words

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Rockin' Roses

A ‘single’ rose means there are only five petals.  Their beauty is fleeting, they do not last long on the bush.  When the shrub is full of flowers it is quite a sight.   162 more words

Monday’s gardening tips (No. One)

Good day, everyone. Welcome to the first post of “Monday’s gardening tips.”

Today I am going to be discussing something I saw on Pinterest. Yes, the place where we find a million different projects and ideas but we hardly ever try them. 349 more words

Monday’s Gardening Tips

FO Friday: June Socks, Joker Shawl and Roses!

I’ve been working out in the garden all week except for when the afternoon thunderstorms roll in. Then it is knitting time! I worked on the June 2015 socks all week and got them done yesterday with a few days to spare. 296 more words


Roses and more...

For me, the Rose Garden at Sissinghurst is the most exquisite example of how a rose garden should be. Roses of all varieties, shapes, colours and even textures crammed cheek by jowl alongside herbaceous perennials, annuals, biennials and bulbs. 479 more words