As the season stops thinking about turning and starts to actually progress meaningfully into Autumn, I thought it would be a good time to give an update on the Smell me and Dye Garden.
There are various roses planted into this garden too, There is Sweet Honey, Meteor, The Generous Gardener, Its a Wonderful Life, Queen Elizabeth, King Charles Coronation Rose, Sir Clough and Belle de Jour.
The roses in this garden have two, nay three important functions: firstly I had acquired a few roses that needed somewhere to be planted. I had been toying with the idea of a rose garden and so this space provided that opportunity. Secondly they create a structure to the garden that will be by its nature largely annual-based and therefore transient. This means things can move around the garden and it will hopefully not look exactly the same two years running. Thirdly: they add scent - I love the scent of roses.
I am really pleased with the new project in the garden. I have been on a couple of courses to learn more about growing and using natural dyes. Now I actually have to put the learning and growing into practice and start giving it a go.
Watch this space....
(don't hold your breath.....)