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Rambling English Rose

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Being the typical British gardener, we love to have some roses dotted about. In my back garden I have rambling roses all down the side of my fence. White ones and red ones. Don’t ask me what they are as unfortunately I do not have a clue. They also clamber up into the nearby willow tree and effect looks beautiful.

The white ones smell amazing in summer and fills the air with a scent which comes straight from heaven. The red one blooms quite late in the year and even though doesn’t smell, is terribly pretty. The colour is the only reason I keep it. Roses with no smell really disappoint me. It like opening your present on Christmas Day to find the fabulously wrapped gift was in fact an empty box. (If that makes sense.) but hey, I like the colour of the box!

I love bringing my flowers into the house, and fill as many vases, pint pots and jars as I can! But getting a rambling rose to do anything useful in a vase seems to be almost impossible.

Then an idea… A small ball of Florists Oasis, a stick, one small pot and modelling clay and a small collection of rambling rose buds and some leaves. I think you can guess how it’s all put together, don’t forget to soak the Oasis so it’s wet!

And there you have it, only took me 10 minutes and now I can enjoy my rambling roses in my house!


You have to be quick with my roses.

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The sun is shinning and my roses have just opened, they are so beautiful! They climb around the side of my house, actually over my wheelie bins.

They are a nice distraction from recycling bins which stand there like Darleks. But you have to be quick with my roses, as every year someone comes in the dead of night and snaffles them! Yes I have a rose thief.

To be honest I’m not cross, because they are rather beautiful. So I have cut some for in my house and left them some to help themselves to. Don’t mind sharing! If someone finds pleasure from my roses it’s all good with me!

It has to be a neighbour, but who? Maybe they think they are too pretty to hang over the top of ugly wheelie bins, they are right, I guess.

Happy gardening, or rose snaffling!