All roses benefitted greatly from the beautiful summer weather. Little wind, no aphids, no rain. It all was perfect. And then ....... came the storm ......
On the news the storm was announced early on. And as I would be absent that day, I had to take measures in advance.
All roses tied. Check
All poppies in a net. Check:
All plants supported. Check:
So I left at ease... ..
Nevertheless, as I arrive back home again I have to hold back my tears. The flowers look tired as if they had been machine washed and centrifuged.
The roses suffer the biggest damage. Most of their flowers have brown edges and many have been snapped off. Although I am used to pretty strong winds here on the coast, but 9 bft in June? Really that is not normal!
I have no other option but to cut off all roasted roses. Fortunately, many new buds survived. Hopefully they will open soon.
So that shows gardening close to the sea is not all roses!
I will show you the photos of roses I made in recent weeks.
Scented roses. 'Mme Legras de St Germain'
'Alchemist' in the morning sun
Rose 'Mme Alfred Carrière' before the storm
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