Have you ever heard the saying about planting vines and climbing roses…..
“First year they sleep, second year they creep, third year they leap”
I wish I could find pictures of the first year at the house…..thank goodness I blog now so I have archives! This climbing Hydrangea was planted the first summer this is now the fourth. Last year it really leapt …..this year it should reach the roof!
I never had a problem with Japanese Beetles until last year. It dessimated the vine and my Hollyhocks. I’ve read now that the best way to eradicate the problem is to just start plucking them off….putting them into an empty coffee can to kill them. The traps only encourages more and then once they lay their larvae in the soil you are in trouble. Well, I am in for trouble this year but I am ready to start plucking those nasty buggers as soon as I see them this year! It’s war!!!!
More garden pictures……
Thursday will be an all day gardening day…..except for around lunch time when I should be getting a call from the pregnant one letting me know if baby cooperated and let them see at the sonogram whether it’s a boy or girl. 😉 I probably won’t sleep tonight! ((hugs)) Rosie