Saturday, May 12, 2018

Roses

It is not just roses that I will be showing you, but that is definitely the theme of the garden this week.
And speaking of week, the 'six-on-saturday' meme is hosted by The Propagator. In his words, it's "Six things, in the garden, on a Saturday. Could be anything – a flower, a pest, a success, a project, a plan, an abject failure – anything at all!" So if you want to find out what's happening in other gardens, do go on over to his blog!

1. The pink climbing rose has flowered! Again, this is ubiquitous around this area (each house has one) and it does not have much of what I normally go for in a rose. A bloom period of just two weeks (if one is lucky), no fragrance, and hard-to-reach pollen. But for those two weeks, I forgive it all the rest.


2. Another rose. This now, is worthy. Delectable colour, lovely tea fragrance, and deep purple (!) thornless stems in winter.


3. I just had one lavender plant, and it died last year .Thankfully, I had taken cuttings. Actually, I had taken 6, but just one survived. I am so glad it did.


 4. The star jasmine is very far from reaching its  peak, but how could I  not show off the very first flower?

5. The persimmon trees are abuzz. They are flowering now, and the bees dote on them. So do I

6. We have started eating from our garden. There is lots of arugula, the peas have been processed and frozen, we get two strawberries a day, and yesterday we pulled up the self-sown corriander for  their seed


16 comments:

Wilde Carrot said...

Your garden is so wonderfully exotic from my perspective in the UK. I absolutely love your apricot-coloured rose and how brilliant to be able to grow persimmons.

Fred said...

Very nice roses ! How do you do not lose coriander berries and prevent them from falling on the ground? I cut the plant, I put it in a bag upside down and wait for the berries to fall or I shake. And you?

Ali, The Mindful Gardener said...

Both roses are delectable. I love the tumbling pink rose. And you have a very impressive backdrop!

Jonathan Jones said...

Collecting coriander seed sounds obvious - in my experience it comes in overpriced jars in the supermarket.

John Kingdon said...

I'm jealous. You ended up with one lavender plant from six cuttings. I have two from 48. Could you extend the pink rose's flowering by madly pruning it as flowers start to fade?

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GrumpyGranny said...

Hello, friend!

It's wonderful to see how your gardens/land is progressing. I think of you often! Also, happy birthday!

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