but terrible for the roses, which are are doing nothing.
My roses are rotting before full bloom is achieved and suffering from terrible mildew. On the other hand, it's a bumper year for weeds! The only good thing about the constant rain is that they pull out by the roots easily.
Some of my roses are having a bonanza year, but others are struggling; it's obviously related to variety. I agree with you about weeds, they're flourishing as never before, especially that sticky one one with long, wandering stems.
I certainly agree about the weeds. I am amazed at how the slugs and snails ignore them and head straight for my vegetables. I lost another 2 dwarf bean plants overnight - chewed off at the base. I have tried all the usual organic controls, but nothing seems to work better than a slug pellet, loathe as I am to use them.
"What a good year for the roses
Many blooms still linger there
The lawn could stand another mowin
Funny I don't even care
As you turn to walk away
As the door behind you closes
The only thing I have to say
Its been a good year for the roses"
My roses are doing very well, although like the rest of Britain very wet we have missed most of the heavy rain.
On another front my budlias are looking bloomin' marvelous, unfortunately I've only seen and photographed just the one butterfly, a Red Admiral. I have several budlias in my garden, planted for the sole reason of attracting butterflies.
I used to dread the "stickie Willie" when out walking the dog. My Gordon Setter just seemed to make a bee-line for it and it took ages to brush it out of his coat. Unfortunately he also introduced it to the garden but I finally got rid of it.
My friend lives opposite a 'jungle' of yellow-coloured weed plants (about 30m x 10m in area).It is a(n) [empty] plot of land, adjacent and parallel to about 15 expansive gardens. The seeds of these weeds will have no prob in taking over...when the wind blows :o(
...I've relocated my potted apple tree (no apples yet)...to 1 up...the wind is a factor to consider...it's tied down now...no weeds.