Yesterday was a beautiful garden day .. I was so ready and pumped to dig in and plant my new roses from Hortico. A company (Canadian of course) I haven't used before.
I have very mixed feelings about it all now.
Notification and delivery were very good .. packaging and condition of roses excellent.
BUT .. they substituted Zephirine Drouhin (a rose I have and LOVE) with Louise Odier, a similar rose BUT NOT the rose I wanted !
They had from the end of January on, to tell me if ZD was not available and they did NOT ..
I am very disappointed I was not even given a chance to select another rose.
OK .. I am off my soap box now .. here is a picture of how I start off bare root roses.
I soak them in some nice warm water first : ) them plant them with bonemeal and good compost .. I use mushroom compost that is weedless .. so far ?
You might remember how I worked hard to get a butterfly caterpillar to go to its cocoon stage.
Then when I finally did .. it was so late in the year I wanted to safeguard Curly Joe ll ...
So I put him in the fridge for the winter(how he/she survived all the banging and slamming of our fridge door is amazing) ... now that it is warming up and I have read more information on sites .. I have set him out side to get used to the outside of my fridge and more "wild" like conditions.
I so hope he/she will break through and be able to live its tiny life naturally !
I have been amazed at how many butterflies I have been seeing in the garden in the last few days as it is .. so this has to be the right timing to set Curly Joe ll FREE !!
One more thing I would like to mention is that Rebecca of "Prefer to be In the Garden" is back blogging .
So hello girl ! welcome back : )