Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The more I dig, the more I find

Preparing the bed for my grown-from-seed rugosa roses...





 ...produced this glass ring.




3 comments:

Pdogge said...

Lovely wee plant R. We have Rugosas and wonder did you do any thing clever to raise seeds or was it as simple as drying hip and seeds etc?

robertguyton said...

Nothing clever at all, Pdogge, though the president of the Rose Society tells me it's difficult to do! I sowed them in a tray, out o doors, and left them to experience the winter weather. In the spring, up they sprung! I got a dozen to grow and now they are booming. They are healthy too, no sign of black spot though I think that's the way of the rugosa. I chose them because of their un-modified, non-hybridised state and because of their hippiness. I've planted them beside the path to the house so that people can admire them when they are in flower and in hip.I plan to revisit the Gore plantings and get some more seed for next years sowing.

Pdogge said...

Thanks Robert. Will save some hips and have a try :-)