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Our very first rose…

This year I am growing roses for the first time. I never bothered with them before, thinking they were fussy and needed a lot of maintenance but when I saw a box containing two plants for 2.99 at our local budget supermarket I thought, why not!

Waltz Time

The photo on the packaging showed a lovely lilac coloured rose called Waltz Time – it would look fabulous with the anthracite window frames of our new house. Just to be on the safe side I planted them in pots and placed them outside the polytunnel and there I kind of forgot about them except for the occasional watering now and again.

Then a week or so ago I saw that they had grown substantially and had loads of flower buds. Pleasantly surprised, roses were back in my favour  once more and I placed the pots near the house, in anticipation of the lilac flowers… Then this week one of the flower buds burst and as you can see it is not lilac at all …not even close! Well, what did I expect from a 2.99 for two deal!

Rose 1 Rose 2

Never the less, it is still very pretty and has a lovely soft rose scent. I have no idea what variety it is but it is definitely not fussy and for now it requires no maintenance at all.  I may not plant them out in the front garden as planned but I will definitely find a nice spot for them later on.


2 thoughts on “Our very first rose…

  1. Gorgeous! I’ve been thinking about planting roses again. Workers trampled mine years ago when they put the new roof on the house. Yes, I think it’s time to plant again!
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    1. They say that growing roses are highly addictive. Let me know what variety you will get Robin and better plant them somewhere safe from moose, deer and workers!!
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