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My Roses – What Are They?

Last Spring I asked everyone for some help to identify the Clematis in my garden. See the post My Clematis – What Are They?┬áNow, I’m asking for help to identify the Roses in my garden. A little history. Three years ago I moved from Bath, UK to Portland, Oregon. The garden that I inherited is […]

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Roses for a Friend

I picked some Roses today for a friend and neighbour who was celebrating her birthday. I love that I can go out into my garden and pick lovely flowers. I feel like some kind of Victorian lady with my secateurs and basket gathering whatever is flowering right now. Flowers picked from the garden are never […]

Beginning to Like Roses

I always said I didn’t like Roses. Not because I don’t like the flowers but because the bushes look pretty bad in the Winter. My new garden has lots of mature Rose bushes in it and they are all flowering right now. I have white, cream, scarlet, pink, yellow – fragrant, spray, climbers, ramblers – […]

Finding Flowers

So I spent about half and hour this morning just walking around the garden and figuring out what’s in the garden. Since, I didn’t plant any of it it’s all a surprise to me. The flower above seems to pop up here and there and I’ve no idea what it is. Does anyone know? There […]

Roses at Sissinghurst

I went to Sissinghurst last week, one-time home of Vita Sackville-West, gardener, writer, Virginia Woolf’s lover – the norm. I actually went to see the vegetable garden but it was closed. I’m assuming there’s not much to see yet, like in my own garden. So I contented myself with looking at the beautifully trained roses. […]