WRESTLING ROSES dusting snow off the nets
What a delight to see some bulbs bursting into life! Iris Reticulata was a sight to lift the spirits one cold morning. This spurred me on to revamp my wall planter that is located just outside the kitchen. Several variegated Skimmas have given the planter all year round interest so it only took a matter of a few updated pots and the planter looks like new. Plus my other little rack near the front door is still going strong with pretty little purple violas.
At the allotment the big, rather tricky job was rescuing a rambling rose from a fallen arch and threading it into an obelisk. Armed with motorcycle gloves, I managed it without a scratch.
As soon as I’d finished it snowed so I took a photo. What I hadn’t realized until I looked at the photo at home, is the snow lying so elegantly on the fruit cage damaged nets like giant hammocks. Oh dear they really are in a terrible state!
But al last we are entering the age of propagating seeds! So much washing and cleaning of propagators and a little treat at the garden center for myself: a baby propagator! Ah sweet.