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Monthly Archive: October 2010

Call Ducks For Sale

 

I have finally had to put some of the Call Ducks out for sale. They are lovely but to be fair to them I don’t have enough room for them. Ideally they need plenty of grass and moving water. I am letting them go for ten pounds each so a bargain for someone.

 

 

 

I have bought two more roses for the side garden. They were an impulse buy at two for three pounds from Lidl. They are both Hybrid Tea. One of them is Rosa Pascali which I have bought before and am very pleased with. It is white with a lovely fragrance. The other one is new to me. Rosa Dame de Coeur has deep green leaves and large, rich, red flowers and as it was sold as a fragrant rose I am hoping for a strong perfume too.

Rosa Susan Daniel

I was doing my usual jobs out in the garden this morning, feeding the ducks and the chickens and cleaning up after them. I was feeling a bit downhearted about a few things when I spotted a few late autumn roses blooming away even though it is late October. The perfume  of the Susan Daniel was beautiful and made me realise how lucky I am to be well enough to be working in the garden at all.

The Rose Susan Daniel is named after an opera singer.  The most striking quality of this rose is its peachy transluscent colour. The ivory outer petals of the buds have lemon at the base opening to coral and finally changing through pale bronze to gold in late Summer. Disease resistant this rose has an amazing perfume. I bought this rose amongst a group of bare root plants from Harkness Roses.