2002-04-27 – 11:09 p.m.
Well, here I am again. I kind of lost track of this forum for awhile. Then several friends of mine said “Manus, you need to get a Diaryland page…” They were quite suprised when I said I already had one. Ok… So if you write a diaryland page but no one know it exists, does it really (exist, that is)??
But my purpose for writing this journal is for the roses so I will move on to that. Where was I?
In year three, I added four roses that I got at the February RRS (Raleigh Rose Society) meeting. Every February the club has a pruning workshop where members who are planning to get rid of some bushes (refered to as “shovel pruning”) dig up these specimens and bring them to the meeting un-prune. We then practice on these bushes and at the end of the evening, anyone can take any of the bushes home that they want. I got:
Mr. Lincoln (good deep red HT)
Scentimental (bi-colored red and white with great fragrance)
Miss Flippens (miniture)
I put Mr Lincoln in the place where the Red Masterpiece had been and the others in the bed with Voodoo. I also added a miniture yellow called “Sunny Dew”. However, I can’t seem to find this name in any of the books so I suspect that it has another offical name. There were also two minitures (a red and a white) from the grocery store which I put in small pots but they did not make it through the summer.
The year was generally good and the roses flurished. I did spend more time spraying than the previous year but….
Voodoo did not do as well as I had hoped and several of the beds got infested with wire grass…. I am going to have to sprace with Vantage next year.
Bye for now.