One of the plants I had to hack down when building the shed was a nice Honeysuckle ‘Graham Thomas’ – it was about 3 meters high and had a glorious scent when it was in flower.    I cut it back to the ground but did not expect it to recover, however, it has surprised … Read more

Rose Planting

It is cheaper to get bare root roses than roses in pots – bare rooted plants are only available between November and early April when the plants are not in growth, The most important thing to remember about bare rooted roses is not to let them dry out – you can keep them in the … Read more

Climbing Rose

I briefly thought about having a clematis and rose together on the new trellis on the front of the shed, but have now decided to keep it simple with a white rose. I plan to use Mme Alfred Carrère – introduced by Joseph Scwarz in France in 1879. This is a climber that has a tinge … Read more