Hi Julie. Glad the roses brought back good memories.
My Dad would adore these roses Tim. He used to have the most beautiful rose garden ... Made me think of him straight away. :)
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Hi Lavinia! Besides spraying, I find the only thing the skunks do is dig for grubs. They don't pillage like raccoons.
I like those b&w images on https://photoofthedayetc.wordpress.com/2012/07/27/dreamy-rose/ The coons sure can make a mess. I photographed their muddy footprints on our front porch, after they had a night of rummaging around in flower pots. I'll check online against known raccoon prints, but I am pretty sure it is them. I thought it might be skunk as I smelled skunk out there after the damage was done, but I think these prints were too big. Could be the skunk ran into the raccoon during his pillaging run,and the skunk had the last "word", so to speak.