So today I'll take you on a walk in my garden...... I don't have many roses now, and I've given up pruning them I never get good blooms. My daughter now prunes them and they seem to love her. The first four rose bushes are really old around, 16 years old. I transplanted them from my old house. Gertrude Jekyll is my newest 'David Austin' I bought this one for it's perfume.
My garden is just a garden, nothing is really ever planned. For a while it was mostly New Zealand natives, except they grow and grow so huge. You end thinking you are somewhere up the Port Hills sitting in dense native bush. I've now culled all the native bush at the back of the garden including the 'snail hotels' (Harakeeke Flax). The backyard plot is now a vege garden.
Next time if I ever have to set up a garden again I'm going Japanese, very simple and serene with no work (well I think that). Enjoy my garden and Roses!
|Heart of Gold...love this yellow rose,|
it was planted in remembrance of
someone special who used to
sing the song 'Heart of Gold'
|This is one of my favourite roses it just does|
it's own thing and climbs like a big bush
I planted a second one last year...
|Prickly but has a beautiful scent that wafts|
|Blue Moon is very impressive at the moment|
Bought it because it reminds me of the song
|Gertrude Jekyll has a gorgeous perfume..|
Just bought it so it looks a little sad!
|This one has a nice old fashioned rose perfume...|
Such a pretty pink it's full of blooms this year
|A few Bearded Irises...and the rose|
'Dublin Bay' in the background, it's a climber
But the pruner thought it was a bush so it's
sulking and not looking the best...
|The King Protea....|