K is for Eddie Krutysza

At home, we are pickaxing up areas of the garden.  Grappling with unwanted curbstones, squinting at the winter ghosts of ground elder and hacking through shrubs to go.  As an antidote, I have been having a go at my alphabet summary of the year.  It is a verbal amuse bouche of the things I saw…

Get naked at David Austin: some useful rose info

The leaves are off, or nearly, and  I’m taking my mind  back to David Austin and February.  I went there for a day’s course on designing with roses run by the inexorable Diana Perry, fount of rose lore.  Due to dog trauma (another story altogether) I did not write a blog log but  now I…

What rose?Where?Which?Why?

March has crept in overcast and hand-wringing in East Anglia.  Late into the rose buying season, bare -rooted time, its a good moment to distract from grey by buying roses.  You will be far better off buying dormant roses, lifted from the ground and dispatched with roots freed from any soil. So how do you…