Part of my plan for the front garden involves not having three rose bushes in an area that receives a maximum of two hours of direct light per day. This is probably a good a week as any to move them. I doubt we’re going to get an Indian summer now, and I need to crack on before temperatures drop below 5 degrees, after which it’s impossible to mix cement. I’ve almost finished clearing the space in the back garden for them, where they’ll be much happier.
Meanwhile: ‘Gather ye rosebuds while ye may; Old Time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today; Tomorrow will be dug up, wrapped in hessian, and transported 50 yards to the East.’
The same will soon apply to the sweetpeas, for whom 50 yards to the East means the compost heap. The only reason they’re still up is for seed ripening, although I’m glad I was able to gather some tendrils today.
In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling at the Garden, who is enjoying an abundance of dahlias. I do recommend visiting her page to see her vase and to follow links to many inspiring vases created by garden bloggers across the world today.