Hi DavidK, yup, already found the David Austin one and was resigned to the fact you can't force nature to do what you want before the time is right . I have taken on board what you have said about bare-root roses and will order a couple very shortly. I know it will be well worth the wait having seen all the lovely pics everyone has already shared. Again, I must thank you for starting this thread; I have been inspired by everyone on here to enjoy my garden and go for what I want it to become. I can't thank you all enough
A wise decision I think, Bev.......sometimes it pays to touch the brakes a little and of course save yourself a few pounds in the process.
Other matters, no reason to thank me.....it just seemed the obvious thing to do, rather than continue our exchanges on the 'problem solving' page..... and of course you have benefit of some really experienced rose growers to help you.
Having said that, it is nice to be appreciated.....thank you!