The Christmas Rose Challenge 2012-2013


If you remember in this post, I set myself the challenge to have a flowering rose on Christmas Day.

Before you panic at the gorgeous bloom above… I didn’t manage to achieve my goal for Christmas 2013…

…(and this was a picture I actually took back in the summer).

Unfortunately, the Autumn winds and rain and then the further storms in December, completely and utterly thwarted my attempts.


However, I will not be defeated. I will get there in the end!

The roses are now well pruned, tied back and hopefully are in the best possible shape ready for this year’s challenge.

Bring on the growing!

Here are some useful sites if you, like me, are desperate to get the most out of your roses…


BBC Gardening

David Austin Roses


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