Now to fill it. I will be using a mixture of topsoil, manure and small wood bark mulch. I have found a manure mix that has served me well in the past. Black Kow. It definitely gives my roses a boost for growth and bloom. This manure coupled with Alfalfa tea, fish emulsion and an occasional inorganic fertilizer is surely a recipe for beautiful roses.
I also had a little “honey do” list to complete. Move a planter hook from one side of the screened porch to the other side. We utilize the hooks to hang hummingbird feeders and of course, flowers. Being in somewhat of a hurry, I grabbed a very old plastic chair and ever so carefully positioned it over two large knockout roses. First screw in, no problem. Second screw, a problem. I turned to jump down and the chair collapsed to the ground with me in tow….. The result; a badly bruised and scraped arm and slightly bruised ego….. We gave the chair a proper burial and doctored my arm with Bactine and a few band-aide and the day resumed without further incident.
Grow Roses Grow!!!!!