Day 194: the remontant rose

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year

Rose ‘Lady of Shalott’ – still going, in spite of the gardener

Rose ‘Lady of Shalott’ – still going, in spite of the gardener


adjective • (of a plant) blooming or producing a crop more than once a season.

Just as I think the roses have given up on me and my slack approach to deadheading (you really have to keep on top of removing the spent blooms if you want to extend the show), another flower appears, making me feel at once grateful and almost entirely undeserving. It does, however, spur me on to a frenzy of snipping and snapping and watering over the next few days in the hope that the plants will forgive my inattention. It seems to be working.

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