Last week I finally received a big pack full of roses from Serbia. It was Petrovic’s. I didn’t have the time to open this big carton before yesterday morning, so I kept it in the stable for a while. Last year I received smaller plants from Petrovic, maybe it was my fault because I’ve placed my order a little late in the season but this year roses are gorgeous, especially considering I paid a little price for them. There were about 40 in the pack, ready to be planted.
We prepared the soil for the main rose garden a few months ago and I prepared a little map to allocate every plant at the right place so everything was ready, we just had to dig.
Even if it hasn’t been raining for weeks, the ground was kind of soaked so it has been a little harder than we expected. Yesterday afternoon I had to go to work too, so I left Ale alone and he managed to plant a half of the roses: enough.
Meanwhile, the roses we planted earlier this year revealed some beautiful and (I think) uncommon fall colours: rosa gallica Splendens has very nice, simple, scented flowers and sets pumpkin shaped hips; at the end of the season foliage colour changes from deep green to this shining orange. I must admit that this last summer has been kind of unordinary for drought and heat and I gave some iron chelate to the roses to cheer them up a little.
I know I’ve shown this rose a million times but I just love it and I can’t help it. You don’t have a ‘Single Cherry’ in your garden? Go and get one, then… Quickly!
Rosa ‘Nozomi’ is a very minute single rose that keeps its foliage for almost all winter. I like this rose because it’s covered with pink little single flowers in spring and later on the season it sets a billion tiny red hips. We have one planted on my uncle’s grave, some 20 years ago, then we took a lot of cuttings from that rose, which is causing a few problems with the neighbor’s graves, invading their spaces… 🙂
A few roses are still blooming in my garden: Angel’s Wings, Marie Parvie and Zéphirine Drouhin but I can already imagine when these little bare root roses will grow and flower in the rose garden…
From above left, then clockwise: Clementina Carboneri, Lady Hillingdon and rosa gallica Violacea, rosa bifera, Clementina Carboneri again and Ormiston Roy: flower and hip .
I’ve made this collage using the beautiful pictures you can find on www.helpmefind.com/roses, one of the best resources on the web about roses. Please pay them a visit and maybe make a donation as the website is entirely kept by volunteers.
Puppies eat and sleep and everyone seems to have found his place and position… We need to find them a name too. Any suggestion?
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