Sunday 4 May 2014

Fresh Cut Flowers

My roses are almost finished for the season
 last week I picked the last
little spray of flowers of 'The Fairy'.
She has bloomed her little heart out all summer long
thank you dear Fairy!

The white rose is 'Iceberg'
it does very well in Auckland
and blooms from November to May.
I've got six bushes in one bed
and they have put on a good show for months.

I will prune and feed them in early June
and put them to bed for the winter.

I'm joining Liz for Fresh Cut Friday
Mary for Mosaic Monday

Take care and

be kind to one another

  Merci à bientôt

Shane x



  1. Such a pretty display of beautiful blooms! Happy Sunday... or is it almost Monday for you already? ;-)

  2. Such a beautiful post Shane and such beautiful roses. The Fairy rose is a tough one indeed and dries well also.
    It's always hard to see the last of the roses isn't it!
    I always dry a few to keep me company until we meet again in Spring!
    Have a great week ahead!

  3. You have such a gift for gardening, Shane. These are all splendid!

  4. You have showcased your gorgeous roses so beautifully dear Shane ♥...
    We have The Fairy rose too and are just now watching as she is greening up to begin her parade of blooms here in Virginia...
    it never ceases to amaze me how bare branches can turn green...set buds and bloom so gloriously...
    ahh nature !!!
    Happy May to you...


  5. Beautiful roses. Very nice post. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  6. hello
    superbe mosaïque
    de roses
    j'aime beaucoup
    edith (iris) France

  7. Beautiful roses , Shane, and your nest is wonderful,too. Is it a real one, you found ? I alwayes looks for abandoned nests in my garden .
    Happy sunday.
    xox, Dorthe

  8. Dearest Shane,
    One can sense some melancholic undertone for having to say goodbye for another year to those lovely roses... To me they are the best reward coming from our gardens. We too have had Iceberg roses but lost them due to two summers of extreme drought. It hurts for having to loose most of your precious roses...
    Thank you for sharing yours with us!
    Hugs to you and happy new week.

  9. What beautiful roses you grow, Shane. The photos are just gorgeous. You must have a green thumb! xo

  10. Shane, your roses are so pretty. The pink Fairy Rose is my favorite. Gorgeous post, thanks for sharing.. Have a happy week!

  11. Shane, just beautiful, I have the same rose in my garden and as we are just going into spring, it will start blooming again!

  12. Such beautiful flowers and I love the shades of pink.

  13. Your roses are just ending and yesterday I saw the first one of mine bloom. The white Iceberg roses are really stunning.
    Do you have trouble with black spot there, or are you dry enough that it doesn't take hold?
    Have a wonderful week Shane.

  14. Thanks for sharing your beautiful roses!! Love the mosaic - you did good!
    Have a great week.

  15. Shane
    Those blossoms are exquisite.
    I also have to say that my eye has travelled to the photograph of your mother on your sidebar, what a beautiful woman and so elegant.

  16. Pretty roses! Yours are almost done and ours are just beginning. There is always a rose in bloom somewhere! Beautiful photos, loved the mosaic.

  17. They are exquisite! :) Here, mine will bloom a month from now :

  18. Beautiful roses Shane. I've heard that 'Iceberg' is a robust specimen and very fragrant.

  19. Hi Shane! Not late at all! :) So glad you shared your pretty roses for Fresh-Cut Friday! :)


  20. Your roses are beautiful! I have one ice berg and it is in bloom now. My bed of red Knockout roses was flush with color until this week, but all are now fading. Same with my yellow rose. It's just spring here in TX, so they will flush out again and again through the summer.
    Thanks for visiting and following along at Hyacinths for the Soul. Welcome! I'm happy to find your beautiful blog and have added you to my sidebar. I look forward to more visits.

  21. The roses are so lovely. I haven't seen much of that variety. Lovely mosaics.

  22. Shane, my dear, how sweet of you to come for a visit and leave such nice words! I hope you are well and fine, but I believe you must be in such a wonderland of roses. I come and visit you here frequently, but very often, I do not find the time to say hello... But I am happy to have seen you today and I wish you a merry and peaceful week! Hugs, Manu

  23. How Gorgeous! Love the colors...
    Happy Day Shane!

  24. Hi Shane,

    Such beautiful roses. I can imagine their heady scent! How lovely they look in all the mosaics, especially with the nest; all wonderful little miracles of nature!

    Have a great week!


    Poppy xx

  25. what gorgeous blooms to be able to enjoy and I love the bird's nests! Here in my part of the US I must wait a bit longer to enjoy the roses.

  26. What a beautiful post. We are getting into summer and you will get winter soon. I love all your flowers and how you photographed them.
    Have a nice day

  27. Such pretty flowers Shane...your photographs are beautiful ....also....I posted your notebook today so fingers crossed for its safe should be with you soon!
    Take care,
    Susan x

  28. Your roses are so lovely - it must be sad to see them go. Such pretty photos...Wishing you a beautiful week. xo Karen

  29. Awe, I can almost take in the perfumed fragrance of your lovely roses. Our Wild Rose bushes should be blooming any day and then I shall take in their fragrance ;)

  30. Your roses are just beautiful! How my heart sings to see beautiful garden roses. The iceberg is one I would especially love in my garden.

  31. Dearest Shane!
    Your roses are fimisbed yes my roses time too well I must mind flowers with spray ?
    Where I wish I had done hard to work on my roses...
    We has beautiful day I always considered myself a reasonable with my golfing day.
    Have a nice day!

  32. I love fresh cut flowers, especially roses, yours are so beautiful. My roses have just begun their season, I hope to dry some as well as enjoy the fresh ones. Thank you for sharing.

  33. Your roses are lovely Shane... I am just looking forward to mine leafing out and coming in to bloom - it's hard to imagine putting them to bed for the winter - it's a topsy - turvey world somehow!



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