The Three Ways to Prune Roses – lessons in nurturing

A brilliantly knowledgeable post for 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion . The Subject is Nurture. Thank you Geoff.

TanGental

When we bought our current house in 1990 we were mostly attracted by the garden. It is on two levels and had been carefully laid out 20 years before when the magnolias, below, were planted and the steps constructed. The then owner was no gardener (leaving aside he was wanted for financial fraud  and a tad distracted). Consequently the once proud garden was a tangle of shrubs and mated herbaceous borders.

PhotoScan (26) Even here, Mum has spotted something that needs doing

One feature I couldn’t really warm to were the beds full of hybrid tea roses. The garden had over 120 roses – as well as hybrid teas there were standards and climbers. I spent a couple of years extracting thorns from my hands as I carried out a campaign of scrubing out the ones we didn’t want. Some still survive today.

PhotoScan (27) Lots of colour and fewer roses…

In our previous garden, a labour…

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Not the A to Z April Challenge : Rocketing : Acrostic Nonet

Rocketing

Rushing ever skywards into the

Openess of night climbing  ever

Climbing  to the sparkly  stars

Kissing the pale moonlight

Ever rocketing

Twinkling , twinkling

In the  dark

Night sky’s

Glow

Rocketing

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