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Friday, March 26, 2010

A vase of roses
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These were picked from our garden during a better rose-growing year. I like to remember these because early this summer I accidentally sprayed them with weedkiller instead of rose spray. It proved the hazard of having two spray units, and what happens when we are careless.
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The white rose was beautiful with a strong bewitching perfume. It was called Margaret Merryl and was given to us by our youngest son some years back. It was also a profuse bearer, even as a standard rose, which it was.
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The pinky coloured rose is called Maggie Barry, bred in NZ and named after a local TV gardening personality. It was a beatuifilly shaped rose but beware of those vicious thorns!
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Sadly we lost the white rose, but the pink one is valiantly struggling on and giving some not-so-healthy blooms. A new planting will be needed this winter after we pull out seven of our now-dead rose plants. We look forward to having a nice rose garden again.
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I will be very careful with the spraying in future!
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