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First rose

First rose

This Dublin Bay rose was the first to flower this summer in our cottage garden.  There’ll soon be many more, provided the aphids don’t get them.  I know you’re supposed to squash aphids with your fingers, but I’m not keen on doing this.  Another method is to hose them off, but our hose doesn’t quite reach to the front garden.  Maybe the birds will eat them all?

“The first rose is a welcome sight
which whets the aphids’ appetite.”


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