While I´m digging beds, I thought I´d give an update on the bare root rose order from Tuincentrum Lottum that arrived earlier this year. I find helpmefind.com/roses/ helpful for pictures and descriptions of roses if you´d like further information.
All have leafed out and seem to be settling in. I think the cool, wet spring helped. We´ll see if the warmer sunnier weather brings up the stragglers.
The winner is The Prince with the first bud. Can´t wait to see it open. Followed closely by 2 Don Juans who will be climbing the wall.
Sharing a bed with DJ and the Prince are Sweet Blondie and Ilsa Krohn, who looks a little peaked, so I´ve been giving her coffee grounds and eggshell.
In the bed along the fence are 2 Munstead Wood bushes, on either side of the camelia, who are lagging a little, which is odd because it´s supposed to be quite a vigorous shrub. We´ll see.
In the pot ghetto are Falstaff, Darcy Bussell and Polar Star. They´ll find places in the landscape, eventually.
Sharifa Asma, my favorite, is also doing well. I hacked back the encroaching grass and weeds that have invaded all of my carefully constructed raised beds from last year. Sigh. Starting over digging again. I need yoga for gardeners.