Thursday, February 23, 2012

This Can't Be February


Roses this time of year? My roses have been blooming for over a month.



The temperatures have been unseasonably warm. It reached 79 degrees yesterday.



















And the rains have been good for several weeks.


So, you might be asking, "What is the problem?" It is the time of the year I prune back the old growth of last year. I just don't have the heart to cut the roses back with so many buds on them. As you can see, the foliage is a bit scraggly, still handing on from last season.

I will prune them....just not today.

After reading Ngo Family Farm post from yesterday, I decided I would do the same and list the "new" varieties of seeds I will be trying for the 2012 garden. Check out my list by clicking on Garden 2012. You can also find it at the top of this page under the blog header.

Don't forget to also check out Jamie's blog, Ngo Family Farm. She posts beautiful photo's and has great ideas, including her planting list for this year.

Meggie Mac

13 comments:

  1. Blooms for a month....wow!
    they are so beautiful as is that view...perfect!

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    1. This is not the norm....Sometimes we have "icicles" hanging from the roof. I think many of us are experiencing unusual weather. I hope this doesn't mean another drought for the summer!

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  2. Beautiful roses, it's been warm here today too but I'm holding off planting out any seeds as I suspect Jack Frost may be waiting around the corner to sabatage my efforts. x

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    1. I think you might be right...I guess I will prune those roses this week end.

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  3. The roses are beautiful, and the view is amazing.I have roses that need pruning too - they are ones that were here when we moved in and they are very straggly. I have a rose bush down at the allotment which my Dad planted when he and Mum bought their house in 1977. In 1990 he dug it up, placed it in a large pot and gave it to me. We moved house and planted it in the garden, where it stayed for 19 years. When we bought Beyond the Nook I couldn't bear to leave it behind so J dug it up for me. He had to chop almost all the roots off to get it out and I thought that we'd killed it. Slowly it came back to life and bloomed again. It's very special to me and is 35 years old.

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  4. I can understand your reluctance to cut back such beautiful blooms and colours!

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    1. I'm taking Anne's advice and cut all the blooms for the house, then prune. Thanks for your post and e-mail today. I'm very touched by your kind words.

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  5. Beautiful flowers, I wouldnt have the heart to cut them either! But you have to be cruel to be kind! Cant you cut them all and put them in vases in the house, it will delay the next blooms but the plant will come back better than ever.

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    1. You are right, Anne. I will have a beautiful roses for the house all week end.

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  6. Mine aren't bloomin', but there are a lot of buds in the back where the deer can't reach them. So, I'm assuming they were eaten before they bloomed. Yesterday it was 82 and today 85. Tomorrow the high is 60. Weird weather.

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    1. I'm afraid it is a sign of what is to come for summer. 109 temperatures will do you in.

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  8. What beautiful flowers.. My mother likes flowers so much. your garden's flowers are wonderful.. Like a heaven...

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