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All the roses with this name now seem to be yellow. Although we had a pink, fragrant, low growing bush in our garden in Gatley (Nr. Manchester), over 30 years ago which was easy to strike from cuttings and a lovely pale pink. Wondered what had happened to it?
Had a lovely Queen Elizabeth pink rose last year. Is definatey still around
Great, any idea where you bought it?
Have you done a google search Lizzie3-I did and loads of suppliers came up-this is one example-this lists some of them on one page
My one was a freebie from some offer or other, the other this year was from Morrisons - a gift at jubilee time. I would have thought any garden centre etc. Just keep looking
On sotongeoff's link it says no fragrance. I wouldn't want a rose with no fragrance when there so many sweetly scented ones.
Ours was very fragrant, must be another one, will keep looking thks a lot all.
'Queen Elizabeth' is a very tall, gawky HT without scent. Beautiful flowers but little or no scent.
I had that rose for years ,very good flowering and hardy but alas it succumbed and died and I failed to take a cutting.
Wasn't this rose a freebie from the GW magazine earlier this year?
brilliant, thank you
I have no sense of smell what so ever, so I would never buy on smell, just looks!
I see people having to bend down to smell roses, so it can only be admired close up,but if a rose is pretty it is admired from near or afar.
Saying that, a bunch of roses keeps me on the right side of my wife !
Just what is it about a rose that makes you want to bury your nose in it? It is almost a reflex action. There aren't many other flowers that make you want to do that!
I had pink roses in my wedding bouquet in 1971. I had seen a picture of "Elizabeth of Glamis" and asked the florist for those or something similar - can't remember if they were fragrant or not.