Friday, 20 January 2012

Roses @gagasgarden

Thanks to twitter I have been in conversation with a lovely lady called gaga!!  (The original) I was persuaded to put up some of my best rose pictures and there is one of my lovely Paeoni.  They all have the most fantastic scents.  They are grown on a mixture of peat free and home made compost and a lot of love :)  Roll on summer and we shall see their darling faces again.   This one is  Harlow Carr, and they are all from David Austin Roses.      

My beautiful Graham Thomas which has not stopped flowering this winter!
Blackspot and powdery mildew are endemic up here so all of my varieties are as hardy as you can get and I still have to work pretty hard at keeping them beautiful, but it is well worth it.

My best Paeoni which I am worried I have lost due to the very cold winter of last year.  Hopefully this year it will spring back.  Any tips gratefully received :)