Sunday Musings #30

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.

– Martin Luther


OK so I didn’t plant an apple tree today, but I did prune my roses; a tad early as it turns out, because I thought it was the end of July already, not a week off, and you’re only supposed to prune your roses on 15th August.

This date I got from an elderly neighbour, who had the most magnificent rose bushes blooming in glory year after year. Everyone else around would notice when she pruned hers and quickly go off to prune their own measly specimens, myself included!

Well, it is sunny and pleasant and next weekend it may be pouring down with gale force winds. So ’tis done.

This doesn’t really fit in with Martin’s quote above, but I do like it.



17 thoughts on “Sunday Musings #30

    1. scifihammy Post author

      My roses are in partial shade – but then it does get pretty hot here in summer! I think once the rose bush gets its roots settled in, it should do well. Good luck. 🙂


  1. ulli

    We will prune the roses in October for winter and in March again to remove frostbitten aerial parts of the plants – just from the other side on Earth 🙂

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  2. Garfield Hug

    A new botanical fact and as always from my dear Sci 🙂
    Pruning rose bushes on 15th August. I shall remember that though I do not any rose bushes and am sure our rose bushes in the parks cannot thrive in this 34C heat!!🌹

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