In a vase on Monday – Still they come!


I wasn’t sure I’d have time to post today, but just couldn’t resist sharing these Pink Flower Carpet roses which are still going strong now!IMG_5417

To these I’ve added the much used Cerinthe (which is currently popping up everywhere and looking surprisingly ‘springy’), a couple of stems of both Salvia and Erysimum and then a few stems of Leptospermum.  IMG_5416

Well, having a quick dash into the garden and plonking these in a vase has definitely cheered up my Monday.  Why don’t you pop over to Cathy’s blog to see what everyone else has been picking and plonking artfully arranging?

8 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – Still they come!

  1. Peter Herpst

    Impressive that you have roses going strong in your garden in December. Maybe they’re magic carpet roses. 🙂 A beautiful arrangement!

  2. Cathy

    Oh that IS amazing Jen, and what a gorgeous vase they have made with the leptospermum which is something I can see will need to be added to my own garden ASAP! Your cerinthe always seems to overwinter well, and I am pleased to see I have some self-sown seedlings for the first time – AND i have planted out autumn sown seedlings of it too. which is a first (the planting out before spring, that is)

    1. jenhumm116 Post author

      Thanks Kris!
      I inherited three bushes which form a sort of hedge near the front door. They take a little while to get going in the spring, but once they’ve started they just keep going. I believe there are other colours too – definitely white, I’m not sure about others. The only down side is I’m afraid they don’t have any scent.
      Let me know how you get on!

  3. Chloris

    Fabulous, they don’t look like December roses at all. And I love your leptospermum, I’ve killed rather too many of them, do you find it quite hardy?

    1. jenhumm116 Post author

      Hi Chloris, it seems to be hardy for me, but then we don’t tend to get really cold weather here. The problem I have is that the plant itself has got very leggy and I don’t think it will regenerate if I cut it back hard. I think perhaps I’ll do a selective prune and see what happens….


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