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Salino

..oh aren't they lovely...and Claire de Lune playing along...so romantic.... I must make room for another one...

Busy-Lizzie

Lovely roses Salino.

That youtube was so beautiful. I'm waiting for my new William Shakespeare to flower.

When we lived in Kent, before '85 I used to enter my roses in the village rose show. Sometimes I did quite well. When rain was forecast I would tie little clear plastic bags over the flowers! I had masses of roses there. Very fertile clay.

Salino

thank you...

I love rose shows....the rose marquee at Hampton Court Flower Show was just wonderful the only time I've been...and of course one is surrounded by people who are so enthusiastic about these plants...quite intoxicating...   Kent is fine for roses isn't it?...although I still think they grow a little better in the cooler West at midsummer...

beautiful salino, i'll look at youtube vid when i get chance , i'd love to go to david austin garden, planning a trip to nearish handley rose nursery, they've been v helpful on the phone and stock the next rose on my wishlist eden 88, hope to get a bare root one autumn

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Busy-Lizzie

We are going to Shropshire soon, holiday, and we are planning to go to David Austin's garden

oh please post photos lizzie

David K

I visited the David Austin nursery late last year (it's close to where  live) and would heartily recommend the restaurant......not cheap, but of a standard far higher than any restaurant I've ever experienced at a garden centre in the UK.

Busy-Lizzie

Looking forward to the restaurant, David  Photos will be sent!

BusyB

Hi everyone, I'm new to gardening. I LOVE roses! Fantastic pics. Thanks to David K for starting this thread (back at work so have not had a chance to join until now). I'm hoping to learn lots from people on here. David K and many others have provided very helpful advice on another thread, so David kindly set this one up. I look forward to growing healthy roses and seeing more pics  

David K

Eating is a subjective thing and of course what suits one will not suit another. Having said that, I flatter myself that I can recognise quality nosh when I see & eat it and feel sure it will please......that's unless you're a pie 'n chips person.

 

David K

Hi, Bev....glad you found your new rose thread.

Some experts here to help and don't feel there is any questions too simple or stupid to ask. 

BusyB

Ha! Thanks David! I will be full of them for a bit until I get up to speed 

David K
BevG wrote (see)

Ha! Thanks David! I will be full of them for a bit until I get up to speed 

 

That's the spirit!

BusyB

Thought I'd post a couple of pics of water damaged roses, should anyone else have the same, but not know what it is. I had no idea what it was until DavidK advised. I have four different types of rose. All foliage is healthy.


 Here is a different rose (I can't remember what it's called). Buds have started to appear and it has lovely healthy foliage: 


 All roses are on the sunny side of the garden. I've also included a photo of the shady/dark side of the garden. The she is caused by the neighbours Cobnut and Ash tress (and they are absolutely huge). We have a vast expanse of fence that I want to hide so I'm currently looking on this site for flowers that like shade (the items already planted will take time to establish).


 David, should I remove the water damaged roses? Sorry - stupid question number 1..

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David K

Just remembered......tea at David Austin's restaurant is served it stylish china cups decorated with (guess what) beautiful roses.

David K

"David, should I remove the water damaged roses? Sorry - stupid question number 1.."

Doh!  I said yes to this on the tuther thread.  It will encourage your bushes to produce more flowers.

BusyB

Thanks 

 

Salino

..roses like the purple one above, that show 'balling', perhaps due to wet weather or some other problem...aren't worth keeping in my opinion....I get rid of these as soon as I realise I've been 'had' so to speak... there are plenty of roses that are weather and disease resistant today that there is no need to hold on to ones that do nothing to enhance your garden...   well, that's what I think...

..these days I usually research carefully before I buy, whether it's roses or anything else... see what issues other people have had....

...I really must go to Austin's restaurant....sounds really nice...there is another that I would regard as better than standard, and that's at Bateman's, near Worthing in West Sussex... John Brooke's garden...if anyone is ever down that way...that's how I remember it from a few years ago, but things change...

David K

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/P6160016.jpg

 

Not a particularly good picture.....this is the climber 'Albertine'. I planted it to cover the front of my old shed/workshop.

Although it's quite pretty, not sure I would recommend it, as it flowers only once and looks fairly lack-lustre for the rest of the year.