Thursday, 22 June 2017

Irritating Plant of the Month - June 2017

This month the culprit shone out at me.
Rose 'For your eyes only' has been disappointing pretty much from the start.  Now I am being a little mean as it was given to me so no money exchanged hands, but it was a small plant to begin with.  Two years later it remains small and until this year has not bothered to flower until about October.  Then just before the frost sends it to sleep it sends up one grumpy flower and that's your lot.

So why nominate it now?  Well this year here it is with two flowers and in June.  This is great, this is success.  Is it irritating, well yes as it shows its been capable of performing all along.  I am, without doubt, rose-shaming.

It also comes with a built in ear worm, it is debateable whether it is Sheena Easton's finest (hard to decide, I want to say Nine to Five, but really U Got the Look has to be right up there).  But I feel that a moment to have a pause and think of Roger Moore as James Bond is never a bad thing.

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  1. I saw this rose blooming at Malveryleys... it was covered with blooms and looked amazing. So give it another year or two before rose shaming it. Or maybe just put on a Roger Moore accent and talk sweetly to it. Never know what will happen.

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    1. I shall raise a quizzical eyebrow at it a la Mr Moore :)

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  2. Roses are just fussy creatures. I have several (blog plug: https://rivendellgarden.blog/?p=2174 if I'm allowed). Some are wonderful. Others are, well, c**p. I've decided to remove a Prince William after 4 years of at best a single annual flower. Peace will probably follow as the number of "treatments" for everything it seems susceptible to exceed the blooms. Which is a shame for its blooms are beautiful.

    Is "irritating plant of the month" a meme? If so, must join and get very repetitive! :)

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    1. If you join in then it becomes a meme - you're very welcome to add a link to your post here in the comments

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