6 July 2020

Obelisk

April 2020

Earlier this year I wrote about this broken lamp stand that we recycled and turned into an obelisk for our climbing rose.  The rose is now in full flower and the obelisk is doing a great job supporting the blooms.








I have waited almost two years for my agapanthus to bloom.  Finally some flower heads have appeared.  I hope they don't get washed away by the rain before they fully open.

agapanthus



26 comments:

  1. Congrats! That obelisk/ex-lamp is better looking than most of the offerings at the garden shops.

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    1. I was really happy to recycle the lamp rather than throwing it away.

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  2. Perfect! There are so many blooms on that rose, too! -Jenn

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  3. Amazing how the rose has grown since April. One day I'll learn how to prune roses and be brave enough to try it

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    1. Paul will cut it right down to about 18 inches in early Spring. Most roses love being pruned hard.

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  4. Looks like two huge successes to me.

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    1. Last year I didn't get any flowers at all from the agapanthus. I grow them in pots so I might bring them indoors before the rain arrives this week.

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  5. Agapanthus grow like weeds in coastal southern California. I miss them here in AZ.

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    1. We used to see them everywhere when I visited my daughter in NSW Australia - great big clumps of them. I don't think they do so well with the English weather.

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  6. I thought that Obelisk was a character in Asterix the Gaul comic books. Your climbing rose has done brilliantly in just three months. Quite amazing really.

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    1. Asterix's buddy with superhuman strength.

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    1. Thank you. Wish you were here to see it x

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    1. Thank you, we are very pleased with the result.

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  9. I've never had much luck with roses, but my wife bought a new one this year which looks as if it's thriving. Yours looks beautiful.

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    1. We inherited the rose with the property but it needed taming. It's a beauty.

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  10. Great obelisk, even better rose. Agapanthus flowers best once its roots get a bit bound up - as the clump gets bigger they will flower more. They should thrive in UK, they are a weed on the West Coast of South Island NZ - where they live with permanently wet feet.

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    1. It's a pretty flower so I hope it does establish itself and give me more blooms next year.

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  11. The rose is amazing, and how well it's grown in such and short time. I love the brilliant blue of the agapanthus. I'll look out for that particular shade when I start adding to the garden in the autumn. Not sure how well they will do, unless we have a wet winter, or I water copiously. It's incredibly hot now - 28º just after 6:30 this morning when I took Inca out for her morning walk. For the rest of the day we'll hunker down in the shade and only come out in the late evening, when it's cooler.

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    1. Just starting to rain this afternoon, apparently we won't see any decent sunshine until the weekend.

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  12. Beautiful rose and it looks like its one of those with an amazing scent. My agapanthus are flowering too.

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    1. It has got quite a sweet scent and should continue flowering through the summer.

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