Friday, 15 October 2010
How to keep roses for Christmas Day
It seems unbelievable we still have roses out in the middle of October in Soggibottom's cottage garden.
Now is the time to cut and keep the buds if you have any. They need to be about this size.
The idea being that you put them in a tin and bury them in the ground.
The word unbelievable again, but it works.
On Christmas Eve you dig up the tin and then place the buds in water.
We tried it a few years ago, call us sceptical........ we didn't think it would work.
But it really does.
You might not want to go digging in the garden on Christmas Eve but think of all the fresh air you will get.
We still have strawberries outside as well as roses.
Although they never taste quite the same as when the sun is at it's peak in the Summer.
The weather has changed dramatically over the last few days.
Good to see there is still so much alive and kicking outside.
Steel grey skies above which seems to make colours more intense than normal.
California poppies in Devon in October, hardy little souls.
How can you not love colour.
Amie didn't have strawberries, she was sneaky and came from around the back of the plate before anyone could stop her. Well, it was ice cream !