Some of you may remember reading about one of my rose bushes, Mr. Graham Thomas, who last week made a fool of himself. You can read more about Mr. Thomas his foolish exploit here if you like. Even though he had only been in the ground in my back garden for only 10 weeks, he decided he couldn’t wait and produced 10 beautiful rose blooms.
What is wrong with that you may ask? Well, Mr. Thomas was so impatient to outdo his neighbors, Mr. William Shakespeare and Mr. Abraham Darby that he neglected to wait for his stems to grow strong enough to hold up the blooms. As a result, the stems flopped to the ground under the weight of the roses.
Doesn’t he look foolish?
Well, I am proud to say that Mr. Thomas seems to have learned his lesson this week. I went outside this morning and there he was, proudly holding up a single rose.
Now I realize he is still a bit small and the stem is a bit wobbly, but he holding up his rose just the same.