The Last of the Roses
Finally the seasons are correcting themselves with the approach of some colder weather. To be cutting roses on 4th November is bizarre and wonderful but it does mean that the rush is now on to get the roses shut down for their winter hibernation before Christmas. The last stems of our English roses will be cut during the next few days and then next week they will be pruned down, the plastic tunnels removed and they will be exposed to the elements. Hopefully some cold conditions will kill off any overwintering pests and diseases. It has been a good year for roses and with luck we will be sustained through the dark winter weeks with memories of this long and beautiful summer.