Monday, 14 June 2021

Family meet-up

We went to Bournemouth at the weekend for a long overdue meet-up with family. How glorious! Last year when our daughter was home-working and her partner furloughed he set to work on their steeply sloping back garden. Confined to quarters as I was by the Covid rules I could only watch the progress via Facetime or photos so I was really looking forward to seeing the finished result.

This was the state of play last year!




















Retaining walls and steps being constructed to create three different levels.








And this is how it was looking in the early morning at the weekend.


















 

 The weather was perfect. We spent all day outside.











 The rhododendrons are in full bloom all over the town but only one bush remains from the many that had been crowding out Wee One's garden.





















 

A  few of the rhododendron flowers brought into the house together with a vase of roses from my garden.







June is the month when my garden is full of roses, many of them grown from cuttings that came from our former home. Others are cuttings from friends or bought because I couldn't resist them or their lovely names, such as Honorine de Brabant (even though she is rather spindly in my garden!) Here are  some of the roses that I grow.

Gertrude Jekyll.








The Queen of Denmark.








Rosa Mundi.






Heritage.







Climbing Iceberg.









Paul's Himalayan Musk  on the veg garden fence. It is such a strong rose and gives one great burst of flower each year before I cut it hard back. (Hard to imagine that such a vigorous rose came as a small cutting from my previous home.)






































I fill the house with cut flowers so that we can enjoy the perfume. I don't know the name of this rose. It came as a sliver of stalk from Corfu many years ago. Perhaps someone can recognise it?











The petals soon fall, but they are wonderful while they last.



13 comments:

  1. I do love all your lovely roses. So pleased to hear you can now go and visit friends and family.

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    1. It is wonderful after such a long period of isolation. We have missed precious time with our three year old grandson. He has changed and developed so much during the time when we couldn't meet up.
      Roses - I love them!

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  2. Glorious roses, Rosemary! Does Wee One miss the bobcat? :)

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    1. Ha, Wee One is our younger daughter! Now that the garden has some level areas our grandson has a place for his swing and slide so the bobcat isn't missed. There is still wild, sloping space at the bottom of the garden under the trees where his voice calls out, "Nana, come and find me!"

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  3. The rose is aptly named the Queen of all flowers, I think. The scent alone is wonderful, and I never understand why some kinds of roses appear to be completely without scent.
    June is the rose month over here; in non-Covid times, a big rose festival is held in the palace grounds every year. We drink rose secco and walk among too many different kinds to remember them all, just wonderful! Hopefully, next year this will be back.

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    1. I love the idea of a rose festival. Photos, please, next time you visit!

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  4. So beautiful, all these roses. I'm wondering how you manage to propagate them from cuttings? Also love the delphinium. Great colors, and such showy growth.

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    1. My propagation is hit and miss. I just bung lengths of rose stem into a spare patch of ground or a pot and hope for the best. It is well worth trying and costs nothing! The delphiniums are grown from seed and I've found that if freshly sown the seed gives an almost 100% result. I overwinter the seed tray in the cold greenhouse and pot on in the spring.

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  5. Wow...those roses are just gorgeous! Lovely photos! :)

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    1. Hello Rain, so glad you are feeling better. Yes, the roses are a joy!

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