Archive : iceberg roses

Feb 14 2013 by in Christine's garden, | 11 comments

Flowers to say “I’m Sorry”

To all my dear gardening friends, I owe you an apology. Life and work (mostly work) caught up with me and have kept me from my garden and my blog. I miss the daily banter and commenting about our gardens tremendously and I’ve missed ‘watching your gardens grow’. Unfortunately it doesn’t look as if things will slow down anytime soon and I’m committed to this crazy work schedule for at least another […]

Dec 07 2012 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 13 comments

Seasonal Celebrations in the Rose Bed

And even more today!

If you come to visit me you’ll ring the door bell from outside and then as you enter and close the door, this is the first thing you will see … It’s what I see every time I look out of my back door and its bursting with blooms right now. In this small corner of my back garden, the roses are maturing and much larger this year. Covered in so many […]

Nov 04 2011 by in 30 Day Challenge, Christine's garden | 4 comments

The 30 Day Challenge – Day 2

Iceberg Roses

Today I am thankful for the changing of seasons. With each new season come new gardening opportunities, new growth, and for me – growth and new knowledge as a gardener. Photo: Iceberg Rose. First introduced in Germany in 1958, Iceberg is a very popular, white rose. It is a shrub that can be trained as a standard or tree form. Iceberg is an outstanding, free flowering white rose with lovely foliage that […]

Oct 29 2011 by in Christine's garden, Fertiliser, Gardening, Perenniels, | 23 comments

The Rookie Rose Grower

Beautiful Iceberg rose

My first roses which I planted were three Iceberg standard roses. I blogged about them when they first started blooming here and of course when they were first planted in March this year here. They’ve produced lovely blooms throughout the year but I’ve never been overly impressed with the actual plants since day one. They were not particularly good looking specimens, but once they were in the garden they were mine and […]

Jun 18 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 4 comments

Stopping to smell the flowers

Aren't I a beautiful cat?

I did a walk about the garden this morning to access and photograph the storm damage as well as the damage to the back garden after the plumbers redid the french drain. The photographs I took are all so bleak and unattractive that they have been relegated to a “before” file – no brag-worthy photos today unfortunately. Now usually Dexter (the 65 kg Rottweiler) accompanies me when I’m in the garden and […]

Apr 11 2011 by in Christine's garden, | 11 comments

First Iceberg Standard Rose opening

Very exciting for me is that my first Iceberg Standard Rose has produced a whole bunch of buds and here is the first Rose starting to open. I’m happy about this because I was actually very unimpressed by the three standard roses I was sold. When I compare the state they were in (not great) and what I was charged, to the Iceberg Standards I saw last week in Elgin available from […]

Mar 22 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 8 comments

Front bed makeover and patience!

Update on 25 April 2011 - one month later

Confession time – In this post, I told you about my big plans for re-doing the front bed, just to the side of my back entrance door. I got as far as ripping out the tree, moving the shade loving plants to the back shade garden and then … well I made lots of plans. And then I researched all sorts of plants, watched DVDs, read magazines, bought more books. And after […]