The rose which Mick bought me for Christmas has been waiting to be planted out, and we finally got round to the task at the weekend. I'd seen a photo of Golden Wings on Sue's Our Plot At Green Lane Allotments blog and I fell in love with it. I love yellow roses, the simpler the better, and this one has single blooms so fits the bill perfectly.
It's a shrub rose and will grow quite large, 42 inch x 54 inch according to the label. As I had no space in my border for a plant of this size, there was only one thing for it, a patch of grass had to be dug up. I've been pondering making a border along the side of the lawn in order to grow plants which will hide the fence, so the decision has really been made for me, there was nowhere else suitable for my rose to be planted. I shall stack the turf, grass side down, and it will soon rot down and be usable on the veg beds at the allotment. I'm contemplating planting my patio apple trees along the fence here too.
I gave it a good water in and it looked happy enough in its new spot. I'm hoping that it does well as I'm looking forward to seeing the beautiful blooms.
Archie's such a nosey little dog, no sooner had the rose been planted did he have to go and investigate.
I think it meets with his approval.
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