No Botrytis on the rose!

“The Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in Him.”

John 3: 14-15
No pink spots of Botrytis on the petals of this late November rose. Warmer and drier weather takes away the humidity and moisture that Botrytis thrives in. Good ventilation through and round the rose bush keeps the humidity buildup down. Clearly there were fewer leaves and drier days for this rose to develop in, so now I know for next season. The Sedum is healthy too.

This is day 1 of the rose in the vase, now out of the freezing cold. This is the vase I used in the post, Black Mullein and Sedum, with the John Leach stamp underneath.
Day 2 in the vase. The perennial Sedum, Autumn Joy , is exactly that a joy. It is flowering well and has grown strong. It will be old enough and big enough not to be overwhelmed by the snails when I take it out of its pot and grow it on in the garden this coming spring.
A leaf from one of our small garden bushes. In general I just take off any diseased leaves I see. I sometimes wash plants with water and washing up liquid. I avoid growing what is difficult to grow or they avoid me. 🤣Maybe this will change as I have more time.

Man was originally endowed with noble powers and a well balanced mind. He was perfect, and in harmony with God. His thoughts were pure, his aims holy… He was made captive by Satan, and would have remained so forever had not God intervened. It was the Tempter’s purpose to stop the divine plan in man’s creation, and fill the earth with woe and desolation. And he would point to all this evil as the result of God’s work in creating man.

E.G White Steps to Christ p12.

2 thoughts on “No Botrytis on the rose!

  1. I’m learning a lot from your blog! – now I know what the problems were with my roses in the cape. Often had pink spots on the petals – sometimes it looked rather nice 😆. Thanks for the lesson😍


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