Monday, 18 November 2019

A THORN BETWEEN TWO ROSES .....

My husband was cutting down some ferns and asked me to tell him how far to cut them ..... I went out into the garden with nothing on my feet but flip flops, no gardening gloves, nothing ..... I told him what he wanted to know then, I spotted the rose that goes over the arch so, ran in for some secateurs and a step ladder and started pruning ..........





Hands are now cut to ribbons !!!!! I always have to do everything straight away and can't be bothered to don the right equipment .....



I saved these three ..... the last of my Penny Lane rose for this year although, the St Swithin out in the front garden is blooming like mad ! 


Looooook !!!!!

 A thorn between my sister { right } and my cousin { left } .....


 This is us a few years previous ..... not in the same positions ..... my sister is the taller and older one { haha !!! } at the back, I'm on the left and my cousin on the right. 



 


Went to see The Good Liar ..... I enjoyed it even though it was a bit obvious and I'm not a Helen Mirren fan !!!!!





XXXX








images 1 - 7: via me, image 8: via google


Jackie

22 comments:

  1. Obvious! How could you possibly have guessed the German twist?

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  2. no rose without a thorn...sorry hope it will heal soon

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  4. Sorry you were 'attacked' by the lovely roses! Like you, I see something out of whack in the garden, grab the pruners and go to it without my gloves, naughty!
    We Brits and our gardens, no matter where located, can be a different species, haha!

    Haven't seen that movie yet. I usually am enamored with Helen M. and her acting, but disliked everything about her role (and most of the others), true to history or not, in the recently watched 'Catherine The Great' TV mini series.

    Lovely pix of you with your sisters - sadly I don't have one of those!
    Happy Autumn dear Jackie - enjoy the roses you did cut - and take good care of yourself.

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    1. It must be the Brit in us Mary. I often come in with a new purchase and have to ‘place ‘ it without taking my coat off !!!!!
      Look after yourself as well ..... I hope you are putting your feet up. XXXX

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  5. O no!..it look no good ...poor you...love from me Ria đź’•đź’•đź’•

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    1. Thanks Ria ...... it looked better after I’d washed the blood off !!! XXXX

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  6. Oh, such beauties!! You and Mr P are similarly enthusiastic about Tasks - the Dettol and Bandaids are really only in the home to attend to such flesh wounds as you're sporting! XX

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    1. Haha !!!! I’m hopeless ..... I can’t ever wait .... I have to do it NOW and then I suffer the consequences !!! XXXX

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  7. We used to have a Rose that was named after the wife of a famous ancestor. My father would move it from house to house each time we moved. In about 1970 he was digging it up for a final move when he pricked the back of his hand, which then swelled to Football size; he left the Rose where it was!

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    1. I think I remember you telling us about that rose Cro .... wasn’t it yellow ? XXXX

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  8. I love the photos of you with your sister and cousin. I hope that you are feeling better. I love roses but hate the thorns!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth ...... feeling fine. It’s my own fault ..... I’m too lazy to go in and get a bit of protection !!!! Some of our roses don’t have as many thorns but this one is viscous !!! XXXX

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  9. Ouch, yet the roses look so innocently beautiful! Lovely photos past and present of you girls, very precious.

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    1. I love the old photos...... we have loads of them.
      I now look forward to Spring when the roses will bloom again ! XXXX

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  12. Ouchies. Sometimes when I prune my roses they fight back and I tell them "ouch, don't bite me." Sweet photos of three charmers.

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    1. Hi Terra and many thanks for your comment. There were a lot of ‘ ouchies ‘ going on as I was pruning and, even then, I didn’t go and find some gloves !!! XXXX

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