Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Garden Flowers In Charity Shop Vases.


This red rose is a cutting I took last autumn.  My brother bought the rose for my mother before she passed on.  He was moving to another house and asked me to take a cutting because he could not take the climbing rose with him.  I planted it this spring in one of our borders and its flowered.  The vase is the one I paid a Euro for at the charity shop,  Do you remember?

A Rugosa rose from our back garden.  They are a seaside rose and make a great hedge and are salt resisitan too.  The vase is one of the sundae glasses I paid 50 Cents for.  You can see the bay in the background.

A purple rose.  My dad bought my wife this rose before he also passed on.  I managed to propagate this too.  This is our other kitchen window.
Loosestrife from the garden.  I brought this plant from England in a wheelie bin.  Don't think its the original one though.  You  know what I am like for making new plants.  You can see Beara peninsula behind the washing spin around gizmo!

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  2. I love the roses, roses are my favourite flowers. The purple colour is very unusual. You have been successful with your propagating. Great views from the window. Thanks Dave.

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    1. Hi Rachel. That Elvis Costello song comes to mind: A good year for the roses. Perhaps you could make a rose bed in your lovely Norfolk garden? The hedgerows are full of some wonderful wild roses in bloom at the moment. Its a mizzle morning here in West Cork and the the flowers are loving the soft rain. Thanks!

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    2. There are several climbing roses along the wall here, all out at the moment, and I planted a rose bush when I moved in.

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    3. Good to read Rachel. I think I will collect some new roses. There's even one rose called Bantry Bay. I must buy one of those.

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  3. Beautiful roses. They were my mother's favorite, and my dad enjoyed growing them.

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    1. Thank you Joanne. They are a thing of beauty and well worth collecting and propagating.

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  4. Magnificent purple rose. What a colour. A lovely lot of flowers on sundae vases!

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  5. Hi LA. Yes its a beauty and its got sentimental value too. I think roses would make present for any loved ones garden. Thanks!

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  6. I love roses yet I have none in my garden. It's too late to bother now. Brilliant view from your window. I am a tad jealous.

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  7. Hi Valerie. The rains removed a lot of the rose petals overnight. I hope they flower again. I won't plant anything in the garden unless it flowers. Wish I had planted a hedge like Rugosa instead of griselini.

    The view is good when its nice but you wouldn't want to be here when its blowing an Atlantic gale in winter. Thanks.

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  8. Its great you have been able to propagate those roses, Dave, to keep the continuity going. They look good

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  9. Thanks Philip. Roses are another plant to collect. I have had success propagating wild ones too and they are planted in the garden with the cultivated garden roses.

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  10. The bay in the background provides the perfect backdrop for your window flowers.

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  11. Hi Gwil. Yes its a good vista. We don't need a water feature do we? Thanks!

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A Jug Of Punch.

We decided  to make a pan of cider punch the other night.  It's really cheap to make and easy.  We bought ours from the German garden...