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I love this site and all the great people on here, just wish I could find time to log in more often. I have not had time to check out how you are all doing or to look at all your pictures, which I am really looking forward to as there must be loads of beautiful and colourful pictures about just now.

I have taken all advice that was kindly given to me about my roses and I’m really grateful as they are looking great so far. Loads of healthy buds about to burst into flower. I’d booked flights for me and the kids to visit my mum which had to be in the school holidays. I was afraid the roses would bloom whilst I was away, but they waited till I got back, daft I know, but I really didn’t want to miss them at their best! The first rose opened on the day I returned, I felt so proud!

Stranger still, my late stepdad loved his aubretia? plant. He was upset that my mum overpruned it and mum was worried that she had killed it off and was considering pruning it back. On the morning of my stepdad’s birthday, I was fortunate to be first up and in his garden. His beloved shrub had sprouted new leaves and 22 flower buds, yes I called everyone out to see it and we counted them. I can’t begin to explain the comfort that simple acts of nature have brought me. I am so grateful to you all for all your advice that enables me to focus on the future and enjoy planning my garden.

Thank you GOY

(I’ve added some new pics, comments and advice as always very welcome)

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Well Ruralbliss that's great news about both your roses and your aubretia - looking forward to some photos of them both. Gardens can be just wonderful.

3 Jun, 2009


Yes, great news on both fronts - especially the aubretia.

It's funny the peace and feeling of wellbeing our gardens can bring us isn't it? Mother Nature at her best, methinks.

3 Jun, 2009

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