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Tracey - you are not too late to order roses barerooted if you get a wiggle on (they need to be in the soil by March). All my roses have come from David Austin - if you go on the website you can request the latest catalogue - full of advice and pictures galore. Not got any yellow ones, mine are all pink or white. Can recommend Gertrude Jekyll, winchester cathedral and shropshire lad.
The heat in the shops of the ones in aldi wilkinsons tend to force them into growth a bit so have a good look at which ones you choose.
I like "Graham Thomas" from David Austin which is yellow and scented and "The Pilgrim", which is a paler yellow with a cream edge and delicately scented.
I love all their English roses which flower more than once and are scented, especially pink and crimson.
Teasing Georgia is another good rich yellow rose which will also climb to 2 metres depending on how you prune it. Malvern Hills is a short climber with paler yellow roses.
Gertrude Jekyll has amazing perfume. I also have William Shakespeare, Sceptr'd Isle, Geoff Hamilton, Queen of Sweden, Tess of the D'Urbevilles, Falstaff, Crocus Rose, Generous Gardener (climber) and Benjamin Britten - all David Austin roses. I have Jaqueline Duprée on order and will probably order Harlow Carr too - all David Austin roses but I also have a Kiftsgate which is a huge rambler.
As I live in Belgium I get mine ready potted from a nursery in the Ardennes who delivers them to me at a local plant fair in May so I don't have to gamble on bare root roses surviving my winters.
I wouldn't buy roses from supermarkets - labelling, quality and disease resistance are generally poor. I'd rather pay more and get a good plant that does what it says on the label. Make sure you check out the planting and pruning advice on the DA website too to ensure success with your new roses.
I'd go for 5 different ones to spread the blooming period, flower forms and colours a bit but space them a bit with perennials so they don't fight with each other.
I'd go for Wollerton Old Hall instead of Claire Austin. Someone I know said CA is floppy and the petals fall off very quickly, gets battered in the rain. I don't actually know WOH, but they say it is very scented. An English friend said it's very healthy.
I'd go for Munstead Wood too, brother in law has it. Looks a bit like Falstaff which I have and so does BIL.
Tracy, try the link below for Handley, slightly cheaper than David Austin and not the same range, but good all the same.
May I say how much I enjoy reading your posts. Free and honest.
That Rose your mum had. Could it have been Peace?
The price of roses, whether bareroots or container, requires a lot of consideration. The BIG NAMES cost a bomb. Might I suggest. Take a look at J.Parkers. They have provided collections of roses for many years.
Might I share my roses with members.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS ALBERTINE ALEC’S RED BREATH OF LIFE BREATHTAKING CARING FOR YOU
CAROLINE VICTORIA CHANDOS BEAUTY CHEEK TO CHEEK
CITY OF LONDON COMMONWEALTH GLORY COMPASSION
CONTINUED FRIENDSHIP DOROTHY PERKINS EASY GOING
ENA HARKNESS CLG. ETERNITY EVELYN FISON FASCINATION FAITHFUL FAMILY LIFE FELICIA FRAGRANT CLOUD
GERTRUDE JEKYLL GOLDEN DAWN GOLDEN MEMORIES
GOOD LIFE GORDON’S COLLEGE GRAHAM THOMAS HANDEL
ICEBERG ICE CREAM LAVINIA LD BRAITHWAITE LOVELY LADY LOVING MEMORY MUM IN A MILLION MY VALENTINE NEW DAWN PAUL’S SCARLET PEACE PEACE KEEPER PERCEPTION
POM POM NELLA PRECIOUS MEMORIES PRIDE OF SCOTLAND
RECONCILIATION REMEMBER ME RENAISSANCE ROSA HELENAE
ROSEMARY HARKNESS SALVATION SAMARITAN SCHOOLGIRL
SEAGULL SILVER GHOST SIMPLY THE BEST SUMMER BREEZE
SUMMER GOLD SUPER STAR SURPASSING BEAUTY SWEETHEART TEASING GEORGIA THINKING OF YOU
TOGETHER FOR EVER TOWER BRIDGE VELVET FRAGRANCE
WARM WISHES WENDY CUSSONS WHITE CLOUD WHITE SWAN WITH ALL MY LOVE YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL ZEPHRIN DROUBEN.
DEEP SECRET ROSE GAUJARD.
Tracey. Much like you. I am what I am. Amongst my many interests, computers are bottom of my list. I think that, my word processor program [word perfect] sometimes plays these tricks. However if you want to pick my brain. Feel free. Might I say. Rosa. My Valentine. That really is a fantastic rose. Beautiful deep red. Very strong grower. Unbelievably, I have paid extra attention to this rose. Believe it of not. The blooms stay open and as good as their first day for, 21-23 days. Reason I bought this rose. My late wife was born on 14.2.1944 How could I not grow it?