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THE JOY OF ROSES

oses are arguably some of the best (I would say best, of course) of all garden plants. After all, what else can potentially have a beautiful flower, a wonderful fragrance, be easy to look after and flower for five or six months of the year? I certainly wouldn’t be without them nor would my partner, Rosie, who, amazingly, didn’t like them when I first met her – although it took her some time to admit it! Not only do they look beautiful in our garden we also love to cut them for arrangements. I do try to take a few home from our

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