I trimmed the roses recently. OK, that's a lie on two counts. One, I was temporarily crippled in the hands so I just pointed at what I wanted cut, and Hayden did the rest. Two, we didn't trim them, we hacked into them. Quite brutally.
Really I was just following the instructions I had received from the Gardening Australia TV show which suggested that if you cut the rose stems down low, they will grow better from that point in the next growing season. I was thinking that the roses would be next be growing in Spring, and that they'd stay quiet until then. This morning I noticed that there are little red shoots pointing out in all directions. Ooh.
I hope I haven't jinxed the roses. I was really looking forward to seeing how they would grow into their pruning after winter. Now it seems that we won't get to see that. Our lease is up at the end of July, and we haven't been offered another lease.
Hope that wasn't because of the roses..?