This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay

Friday, 10 September 2010

Roses and Snapdragon

I love roses but struggle growing them (black spot). I consider them 'high maintenance' however they're beautiful when well looked after and some of them smell deliciously edible (& they are)! Ever tried rose petal tea?

Extremely fragrant, I think the rose pictured is a Floribunda "Valentine Heart".

My white Snapdragons finally reached 3 feet (36") as the pack said they would (I'm no longer disappointed).
Variety: Antirrhinium 'Royal Bride', Thompson & Morgan, 500 seeds, £1.99 per pack.

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