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Herb of the Week for 23rd of November
Romance of the Rose by Lynn Kirkland

I love this time of year when the herb farm is full of the scent and sight of the old fashioned roses.
Their perfume is divine and as a well known quote says, "Do not pursue life's objectives so fiercely that you are blind to pleasures along the way. Stop to smell the roses."
And further wisdom from Anne Linbergh who said, "Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day-like writing a poem or saying a prayer."
As we approach December and the pressures associated with this month come on, it does make sense to take a little time out and enjoy the scents of our gardens whether this is in the garden or in a vase for our home.
A little bit of time spent in ones garden can put the daily pressures into a perspective where solutions to problems appear.
The beauty of planting the olde worlde roses is that they are easy care as they do not need spraying and are on the whole very robust.
There is still time to plant as long as you water any newly planted roses until they get established.
My favourite roses are as follows. Some of these are in the vase in the photo and are all in bloom right now at the herb farm.

Cecile Brunner or the Sweetheart Rose-dainty pale pink rose which flowers prolifically and is thornless. When the flowers dry they smell like rose scented talcum powder.
Perle D'Or-similar to Cecile but an apricot colour.
Moonlight-flowers non stop from now to autumn with open white scented flowers..
Paul Transon-a wonderful many petalled pink rambling rose which repeat flowers and smells divine.

There are of course many more, bringing their beauty to the garden and delight to the senses. The best way to see them is to pay us a visit.


Thanks lynn another great read.

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