Fighting the Fairy

Thursday, 21 May 2009, 10:02 | Category : Gardening
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I have a Fairy rose at the front corner of my rose bed. It’s been very successful there for several year, growing and sprawling all across the front. For soem reason, however, this spring part of it starting showing signs of stress, and eventually died. The part that died was the original mother plant; it has rooted itself in several places, and those are all healthy, so maybe this is just how shrub roses handle mortality. Regardless, it had become a real eyesore, so last evening I began removing the dead parts. It took over an hour – deconstructing a shrub rose isn’t for the faint-hearted. But I got it all, finally. The rose bed looks better. I feel like I’ve been in a fight with a cat.

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