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13/06/2014 at 21:04

I have inherited a rose bush, I think it is really pretty but I am not sure what to do with it.  It is at the front of the border and is quite floppy!  I wonder if it is actually a climber but I don't know how to tell the difference.

I have randomly stuck a bamboo pole in the middle of it to try and control it a little. Does anyone recognise it and/or can advise me how to improve how it looks.  

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49268.jpg?width=448&height=299&mode=max

 

13/06/2014 at 21:11

Taken from the back 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/49271.jpg?width=350

 

 

 

13/06/2014 at 21:42

It's probably a shrub rose although which one I have no idea.

13/06/2014 at 21:54

Are you sure it is a rose?  The foliage looks different.  At the risk of appearing an idiot, is it a Peony?

13/06/2014 at 21:58

Looks very rosy to me

I've got one that flops, Charles de Mills. I'm going to get OH to build me a metal spiral for it to grow through

13/06/2014 at 22:01

It looks a bit like Golden Celebration, one of the David Austin roses. It might have grown a bit floppy this year as we have had perfect growing weather - damp and warm!  And the weight of those flowers must pull the stems down a lot - how beautiful it is!

13/06/2014 at 22:14

I agree with Potsandpansies .  Golden Celebrations has lovely perfume but the weight of the flower heads on thin stems causes them to flop

14/06/2014 at 22:54
What a beauty! Why not send a pic to David Austin roses, they have always been so helpful with me. Better still, visit them, the tea room is lovely!
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