Posts Tagged ‘Roses’

I was really late pruning my roses this year. I think I’ve never waited this long 🙂

As I stood there with the remains from the pruning, it hit me, why not try cuttings. I ran inside googled rose cuttings, and now I have 5 cuttings inside and 5 outside. all of them from the georgous Maryrose!!
Very exiting! 🙂



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When I bought my garden I planted a Norwegian climbing rose called Emilie. Se has really gorgeous flowers, but loads of thorns. Since that first year she hasn’t flowered at all, just grey leaves with greenflies (Aphidoidea). And that I must confess is completely my fault!

She is standing head to heals in grass.
So now that I had the time and energy I finally got around to weed it out!

I used my edging knife to cut out a good and big cirkular bedding around my roses and trees.

I gave the plants a good mulch and some fertilizer.

This is my beautiful Emilie trying to survive!

After a big fight and some thorns in my hands, this is probably much better for her! Now its just to keep it this way 🙂

This is one of my favorite tools in my shed! I love that it doesn't cut of the deeper rose roots.

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Finally I can really enjoy long days out in the garden.
This weekend I stayed out for more than 12 hours.

I got my new trellis / frame for my beans, peas and Sweet peas up
Made loads of tree rings (removing grass around my trees)
Finished weeding the rose bed (14 meters long)
Watered the newly sown grass and green manure
Watching the birds build their nests in my trees

This is a good weekend for me!

And then I got some school work done. I am studying Garden design in England, and as I am going to London in May for a work conference, I am bringing my first assignment, rather than sending it with an expensive courier. I only hope the ash clouds have disappeared by then!  One of the first tasks in my course is drawing, and that is really hard for me. All the photosynthesis, nomenclature and plant history is peanuts compared to drawing simple plants and gardens. But I will master it! Just you wait and see! 🙂

Some pictures from my beautiful weekend!

Anemone nemorosa

The first flower to get on my bedside table, the lovely Wood anemone - Anemone nemorosa.

This is the frame for my Sweet peas, peas and beans!

Jeffersonia dubia

This is my favorite plant and flower in my garden, the Jeffersonia dubia

My roses have had a tough winter with loads of snow. Still only two of my 57 roses have died this winter. I am celebrating a victory since all of them was planted only last spring. Although surviving, almost all of them has broken "wings". See pic. Ill cut back my roses in a week or two, and I am really looking forward to be moving around in my rose bed without getting caught by thorns all the time!

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