"Sharif don't like it
Rocking the Casbah
Rock the Casbah "
Thanks to the rose above, this was the theme-tune for my entire rose planting afternoon!
It was a big day. I took a lovely drive over to see the ever generous Diana at Silkies Rose Farm to collect my much anticipated rose babies. Whittling my choices down to just twenty plants, because that is all I can fit in space-wise, at the moment; was a very hard process! In the end, I planted only what I loved, there's not a single yellow or red rose among them. Controversial? Ah, wait 'til you see all the creams, corals and peaches I've got.
Sometimes you have to dig a little - pardon the pun - and ask a few extra questions to find like-minded people but it is always rewarding when you do. Diana and Graham at Silkies, are such people, their approach to commercial growing in a sustainable way is to be commended when so many others just take the easy route. Like me they have a deep respect for the land and as such, farm as organically as they can; with a bit of biodynamics thrown in there too. This is why my roses came from them and I firmly believe that this connection will make them happier plants in the long run.
One row of neatly planted, super happy sticks ... that come summer will actually resemble plants; I can't wait.