Bloomin Lovely


We’ve had this rose for many years but it has never produced such a dense cluster of flowers.

I wish I could claim that this fabulous display is down to my horticultural genius, but I can’t.

I don’t even know which variety it is.

What I do know is that it makes both Gerry and me very happy.

Aliens !!!


My daughter is currently on holiday in Fuerteventura, the Canary Islands. I for my sins have been tasked with watering her plants. Imagine my horror when I note that her Lupins are looking very sorry for themselves. Suspecting that I had failed the, one and only, task I had been given I gave the plants a closer look.

Lupin Aphids

Both plants are infested with what I believe are Lupin Aphids (according to Google).

I have treated them with a proprietary bug spray but I suspect they have gotten to great a hold and the damage is done.

Only time will tell if the plants will recover.

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