a mediateam website

See a sample issue of The Irish Garden!

Dick's Journal

Dick's Journal

Last Post 5 days 21 hours ago

My first Rose is open.

07 May 2017 15:23:28
Rugosa Rose

Rugosa Rose

A glorious day here in Carlow. Yesterday was overcast and cool but to day made up for it. In the afternoon, I brought out the camera hoping to see Abraham Darby fully open , but no. Then I spotted one hadn't expected, a Rugusa Rose. I got it in Co. Waterford some years ago in my sister's garden.There in another on the way.

Please login to write a comment or click here to register

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 07 May 2017 18:46:11

Beautiful rose, Dick and gorgeous berries in the autumn, a plant for two seasons. Cloud cleared here at lunchtime and after family visiting managed to get a few hours out in the garden, it was glorious.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 07 May 2017 19:19:37

I love Rosa rugosa so much that I would definitely consider growing it here. But I believe it can take over?  Love the berries even more than the blooms. 

Dick Dick 07 May 2017 19:24:13

Mary, I think I will leave out the antirrhinums and Musa to night. To morrow night it may be different. At 7.20  p.m. the temperature is 20 C. i tasted the grapes and some of them are sweet. Some of the tomatoes are showing flowers, so it is nearly time to feed. One of the tomatoes is up to my waist.

Dick Dick 07 May 2017 19:31:46

Jacinta, there is no doubt about R. rugosa I have plenty space for it to spread. I don't think it is a problem regarding black spot.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 07 May 2017 19:56:55

Dick, you are brilliant at growing tomatoes. I have to wait to move out the dahlias from the greenhouse to have the tomatoes go in. I hope the forecast of frost over the next few night is not too severe.

Dick Dick 07 May 2017 20:46:35

Mary, the secret is simple. The seed was sown early in January. That tomato plant is a different variety.

Mary B Mary B 07 May 2017 22:36:41

 Eautiful rose, wonderful weather!

Dick Dick 08 May 2017 12:27:58

This morning I noticed two more of these Rugosa roses and there may be more on the way. The Musa and bedding plants were out last night. 


Garden.ie Members

Not a member yet?
Join now to:

Join Now

Existing Members

Forgotten password

Garden.ie CLUB

Join Ireland's first online garden club! Share pictures of your garden, make new friends and chat with other gardeners. It's simple to join and free! Register Here

Featured Members


Thousands of gardening facts at your finger tips:

Ask Gerry

Gerry DalyTry our unique advice service from editor Gerry Daly. Got a question right now? Search here to see if it has been answered already:

a mediateam website

©2018 Garden.ie. Mediateam Ltd, Media House, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18.

Tel (+353 1) 2947777 Email info@garden.ie

Website Design by KCO.ie