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Rosa Ernest H Morse

This beautiful Rose has deep red flowers with a powerful fragrance that are produced through Summer and Autumn. Excellent for bedding and cutting. I have planted this in a large square planter and added a few spring bulbs too. This morning, 3rd February, I had to do a rescue job on this pot as it had become waterlogged. I pushed a few holes around the pot so I hope I was in time.

Information and picture from Parkside Nursery.

Rosa Doris Tysterman

I have planted this Rose this morning, Monday 10th October. It is in a large pot with some Tulip bulbs. It’s one chosen by Kelly and looks a beautiful colour. I am looking forward to June next year and living in the hope of some lovely Roses.


Large flowering Hybrid Tea rose. Slightly fragrant, well-shaped blooms of a lovely blend of tangerine and copper are produced throughout the summer and autumn. Foliage is a glossy green with hints of bronze. Ideal as a cut flower. Hardy. Information and picture from Rumwood Nurseries.

Rosa Queen Elizabeth


Another tall one for the back of a border. I think I shall plant this one in the new side garden where the two big trees have been removed. I have heard that it’s indestructible . We shall see. Friday 21st October, I changed my mind and put this one in a large pot for now. The side garden is still not ready for planting after the water problems we had last month. Had to rescue this plant from a waterlogged pot this morning, 3rd Feb. Fingers crossed.

Rosa Blessings

I have planted this Rose today, Thursday 13th October 2016, in a large pot. I put a few white Narcissi around it. The plant looks really healthy and already has plenty of new shoots.

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Highly scented salmon pink flowers are produced through the summer on this compact rose. Best in full sun at the front of a border where the scent can be appreciated. This classic Hybrid Tea rose was introduced in 1967 and bred by Walter Gregory.

Rosa Paul’s Scarlet

Another bargain Rose from Aldi. This brilliant red climber will be in a pot against a  trellis between the side fence and the small shed. It looks really healthy so far so I am hoping for good results come June next year.

Paul’s Scarlet is a very free flowering old climbing rose, producing large clusters of brilliant, unfading scarlet double flowers, with dark green leaves. A friendly climber as the near- thorn less stems are easily trained. (Information from Ashridge Nurseries)

Bare Root Roses

I bought ten bare root Roses from Aldi this morning. They were also selling off some bedding plants for 49p so I bought Dianthus and Crysanths. I have  planted the Blue Moon into a pot with some deep purple Violas. The white Iceberg is in the ground beneath a Jasmine climber. They look very good plants and for £1.99 each worth the money.



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.

Bush Roses

I bought more roses for the garden at home. I am trying to build up a rose bed at the side of the house. I am hoping that they will be duck proof and brighten up a shady part of the garden that already has an old Silver Birch and a fir tree plus two shrubs and two apple trees but is in need of something low growing to add a bit of colour. They are Bush Roses called Frosty Morning, which has lightly scented white flowers, Orange Delight, also lightly scented and as its name suggests is of a bright orange colour and Sunshine which has a bright yellow flower.