In a vase on Monday – still rosy!

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Today’s very simple vase consists of just two different blooms – a rose and bud from Rosa ‘Munstead Wood’

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and a few stems of Erysimum ‘Red Jep’img_5557

Some of you may remember I first saw ‘Red Jep’ at Hyde Hall but she’s now appearing all over the place.  I’ve taken a lot more cuttings, so hopefully I too can expand her presence!

The Munstead Wood rose is really very prickly.  Does anyone use one of ‘thorn strippers’?  Each time I pick this rose (and get pricked) I always think I must get one – interested to hear any feedback.

So just a quick vase and post while I wait for the OH to return from golf, in the hope that we might actually eat lunch together!

With thanks to Cathy who hosts this lovely meme.

7 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – still rosy!

  1. Cathy

    Oh I love Munstead Wood and how wonderful to still have blooms on her/it! I pruned mine just the other day so there will be no blooms for a few months now. I did buy some thorn strippers and tried them once but didn’t find them especially helpfu – it was easier to snip them off with a little pair of scissors. Oh, and I bought a plant of Red Jep last year but I don’t think it made it through the summer.. 😦

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