Yesterday started well

It was rather dull and overcast but not too cold, so we set to work pruning and tying-in the climbing roses at the back of the main border.  Quite an enjoyable job allowing the  creative juices to flow…

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The aim being to keep the stems close to horizontal as they produce many more flowering spikes in the summer.  We tie them all in to wires with garden twine.  All they’ll need now is a good feed of manure at the base.

Tying-in the roses involves taking off the gloves and with a short but freezing shower of rain that felt like needles in my skin, I was glad Martin had a fire going to warm us up again.

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However I was ready to finish by mid-afternoon. Those roses were done and so was I!

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