Saturday, 3 May 2014

flowers are for picking...

Years ago I knew somebody who grew wonderful roses whose blooms were not for picking.  They grew large and blowsy on the plant and never knew the touch of the vase.  Nearly two decades later, I am in stark contrast to my old friend.  I'd prefer to have more flowers inside than out where I can't see or smell them - and I'm not the only one to have the bug...

Jono's a keen picker (yanker?) of flowers and goes about his work with pure glee.  You can't see the dirt stain where he fell on the ground, when the plant proved too strong for his efforts, but it's testament to his great enthusiasm for the harvest.
For me?!  Between Jono and I - and the rest of the family - there needs to be a good supply of flowers…  which perhaps might go some way to justify the large number of bare-rooted roses I bought yesterday, don't you think?  After all, flowers are for picking, aren't they?!

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  1. You can never EVER have too many flowers in the garden or inside!! What roses did you get? I'm planning to get lots more very soon:) Visiting from the Rewind. Have a lovely Sunday x

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    1. Hi Kim! Thank you for visiting. I'm glad you agree with my philosophy! There were quite a few - reds included Oklahoma and Mr Lincoln, pinks were a mix from light (Bonica) to deep (Carina, Duet), the yellow-tinged, pink petalled Peace rose and Friesia and Gold Bunny in yellow. I also bought Just Joey and a slightly purple Charles de Gaulle… and others - but they were very cheap being bare rooted, so I find I've been able to justify the purchase quite easily!!

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  2. I share your love for these beautiful roses...as you know! I love the photos of Jono, he is a gardener in the making I'm sure! Love Mum

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    1. Well, I guess we might share them!! I'm sure Jono will make sure you get some...

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