Greetings all! Being new to this forum, I would like to introduce myself. I am Pauline Brigden and I live on Vancouver Island, Canada. Zone 8b. I participated in the rose forum at Garden Web for several years, but many years ago. On navigating this site, I see a few familiar names from that time as well as on HMF and that is comforting. I do not expect to be remembered by anyone as that was such a long time ago …It is also comforting to know that we have all aged TOGETHER
I am so looking forward to meeting some new rose growers here too. I am very impressed with this site, so well put together and some great features.
I have recently, moved to a home with a much smaller garden, read "Sow's Ear-on-a-Postage Stamp" and I think we managed to transform it into the "silk purse" I hoped in 2 1/2 years. But can only squeeze in a fraction of the roses I once had, so tried to pick some of my old favourites to move with us and took delivery of a dozen new ones this Spring. I have half in pots as we are on a rock. Never been a pot gardener before, but they are doing well. We have had mega top soil brought in and created a separate rose garden strip on one side of the house. It takes about 14 roses, so am happy with that progress.
Great to see you all, Pauline