I have been filming in my garden again; this is the third movie I have made from my garden this year and I think I will continue doing this for a while. The differences between the seasons are so immense and although I take pictures every month, the movies are a much better way of documenting the horticulture events and sometimes miracles in my garden.
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Here is this month’s movie, from my garden which is looking greener and lusher every week. At this time of year, many plants are starting to look a bit tired – from lack of water and nutrition and perhaps some should have had a bit of pruning too. But the overall impression is still a lot of flowers, even if we are in August, the quiet month for flowers. Sorry about the slight wobbly camera here and there; I am still on crutches after my hip operation in June and it was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be to film with my camera in one hand and a crutch in the other hand.
Here is the latest addition to my rose collection, another freebee from the online company I order plants from: they freely give out bare-root roses, but they are not very good at labelling them; according to the label attached to this rose it was supposed to be a Large-Flowered Rose 'Candy Stripe'. Looking up this one on the Internet it actually looks stripy and nothing like my evenly pink rose. It is supposed to be scented too, but mine have no scent at all. Well, it is not the first rose that turns out to be wrongly labelled; I have planted a rose in my neighbour garden which was called Betty Uprichard – supposed to be salmon coloured, but mine is bright red! You could possible argue that a rose is a rose….but sometimes I plant according to a colour scheme and then it actually matters whether the flowers turn out to be red or pink….and even if I got them for free I still think the company need to get the labelling right. Since this has happened twice now I might drop them a line and let them know. They might send me the correct roses if I am lucky!
That’s it for tonight, folks. More next time, take care.