Today I thought I’d share a few more tulip photos. These are some that Naomi planted quite late in the season and most of them are just starting to bloom.
I am also starting to see buds on my two potted rose bushes. The poor roses have had a tough time these past few years. I bought them in 2016 and left them in pots because I knew I’d be moving. I had many other roses in the garden in Geeveston. I thought I’d lose them in the bushfires because I was away from home for three weeks in mid summer. I had stood the pots in a shallow tub of water and thankfully when I returned home they were still alive. Moving was their next trauma. They spent several weeks in Naomi’s garden at Oatlands. They were very windblown when I got them back. I put them in sunny part of the garden to recover and they were chewed by the local wildlife. I brought them to the balcony and possums tried to eat them. I covered them with a net and turned the pots so that the stems were growing outwards hoping that the possums would not be able to reach them. Last year I hardly had any flowers from either plant.
I was very happy to see that one bush has several buds on it now while the other has one tiny one. I hope that the wind won’t damage them this year. Eventually I may still plant them in the garden but only if I can protect them from pests.