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28 August 2017 20:01:27

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The roses are not looking as good as last year due to the fact that I have to take it easy. No edging or feeding but as the dog said when his tail was cut "It won't be long."

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JoanG JoanG 28 August 2017 20:21:37

Haha, Dick. You have a lot of roses, so a big job to look after them all.  I'm glad you are taking it easy, roses are resilient and I'm sure they will be fine next year. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 28 August 2017 21:37:23

They don't look to bad from those photos, Dick. The weather in August was not ideal for them, to much rain. 

TerriShoos TerriShoos 29 August 2017 07:14:05

Our roses have suffered this year. Do you spray them against insect attack, Dick? We try to be organic but they have been slaughtered by every bug known to gardening this year, the conditions seem to suit pests perfectly but not predators! I have fed them and they're coming back into leaf and bloom, but they've been very sad.  

Jackie Jackie 29 August 2017 07:49:13

The roses will be fine Dick. You will be back to do it all again soon but take your time. As Mary said they sure don't look too bad from these photos. Hope all going well with you! 

Dick Dick 29 August 2017 08:34:18

Thank you all. Terri, I try to avoid spraying the roses. Preditors like ladybirds seem to be rare this year. i had plenty of these beetles last year.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 29 August 2017 09:56:56

Looking good from here, Dick. The main thing is looking after your health.

Dick Dick 30 August 2017 20:58:02

thanks Jacinta. I am doing that but the health has come on a lot.


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