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09/09/2013 at 11:08

It has been flowering for a couple of months and has no fragrance that I can smell.  I'm not sure if it is a climber (it hangs down rather and is propped up with bamboo) or a shrub that needs serious pruning.

Thanks

 

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09/09/2013 at 12:22

It looks like one of the David Austin roses, vut which one I'm not sure. So many look like this. Try their catalogue or try everyrose.com.

09/09/2013 at 13:16

nice colour, is it scented?

09/09/2013 at 13:37
When you say it has no fragrance you can smell - can you normally smell roses? If it has no scent i would doubt it is a David Austin.

Might sound like an odd question, but i for one can never detect the beautiful scent of witch hazels even if i stick my nose up really close ( nice picture!!)
09/09/2013 at 14:38

I can't smell David Austin roses. They all smell like baby powder to me.

11/09/2013 at 20:46

Thanks for your replies.  I can smell other roses but nothing from this one.

I was trying to identify it so that I know whether to treat it like a shrub or attach it to the fence like a climber.  The stems are very long (2 - 3 metres) and hang down so do I assume it is a climber?Thanks

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