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First sunny spring day

Winter is taking a long time to go away; luckily this year none of the roses show real frost damage and they are looking promising. Some of the roses are starting to bud, with Thérèse Bugnet on the lead. She is always the first to bloom and her red branches are a spectacular site in the still bare garden. My new beauty Mme Ballu is also showing signs of life and I can not wait to see the first blooms.  Last week in the freezing cold I pruned the roses, that is to say, I only removed some dead branches, and sprinkled some dried organic manure around each bush. Hopefully starting today spring will come round and a new rose year is about to begin.

Thérèse Bugnet

Thérèse Bugnet


I’ve posted some new pictures on the site and added more roses. There is now a description of the Mosses (in general) and of the Moss rose Général Kléber; also I have updated the description of the Gallicas.

under construction

Just started building my very own website about old roses. The site is still ‘under construction’, but the basics are there!

Gisteren begonnen met het bouwen van mijn eigen website over oude rozen; de site is nog ‘onder constructie’, zoals dat zo mooi heet, maar de basis is er. De meeste teksten zullen in het Engels op de site komen te staan, omdat veel oude rozen liefhebbers zich buiten Nederland bevinden en Engels daardoor meer geschikt is om informatie uit te wisselen. Gelukkig spreken wij Nederlanders ook een aardig woordje over de grens.