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20/06/2014 at 19:59

I have 7 roses growing this year and the first one has bloomed. 'Golden Showers':

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 I could stare at them all day. Love Roses.

20/06/2014 at 20:07

How beautiful I feel the same, my scepter'd isle only planted April got 3 buds am v excited

20/06/2014 at 21:37

I'm so tempted to buy a Scepter'd Isle RoseM. How much  space do you think I'd need and will it be good at the back of a border? Here are the first flowers on my 'Alan Titchmarsh' and loads of buds too. 

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20/06/2014 at 22:38
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David, we had all those when I lived in England. Now I'm worried about getting the climbers through customs when we get the ferry home. They are quite big and in flower. But DA do export to France.

 

 

 

Stunning. How do they get so many blooms on them? Are they just very established with lots of stems or several roses planted close together??

20/06/2014 at 22:44

..this is something we have to be careful of when buying an Austin rose, as I have read that they often plant their shrub roses in groups of 3, but when we buy we tend to only get the 1 rose, and can be disappointed that we don't get the mass of flowers that we see in some photos...

21/06/2014 at 08:37

Yes, this dense planting for effect is a ploy they all use and (as Salino says) something to keep in mind when choosing.

21/06/2014 at 08:44
I havent yet been dissapointed with one, i think spirit of freedom (climbing) has been the one that was outstanding in terms of flowers and health
21/06/2014 at 09:10

my st swithun often seems to have flowers that are too heavy for it's stems and they point downwards, also a few have balled, i understand it can happen in very wet weather but 1 has done it since it's been drier, the petals seem to be stuck together, has anyone any ideas please?

21/06/2014 at 09:14

sorry tina, i've planted mine in the middle of a mixed border with hardy geraniums, salvia , i think it's only expected to reach 3 or 4 feet hiogh and a couple of feet wide, it's only been in a couple of months so by next year i'll have a better idea, go on , get it!

21/06/2014 at 09:14

sorry again keep posting before i've finished, tina does alan smell as good as he looks?!!

21/06/2014 at 11:27

Rose, that sounds perfect - I want one for the middle of a mixed border and am going to go for a climber for the back of it - will need to do a bit of reorganisation.  Love hardy geraniums too - great for under planting. Unfortunately Alan doesn't have a scent so that's a consideration for my new roses.

Beckie, I'll be looking at spirit of freedom now- depends on colour! I'm with Rose regarding the colour scheme. 

21/06/2014 at 11:28
Hi Tina, its pale pink, very pretty
21/06/2014 at 11:28

Wow Bekkie, what a beauty!  Another one for the list! 

21/06/2014 at 11:33
Are you going to open this new rose garden to the public when it opens?
21/06/2014 at 12:34

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 'Remember Me'

Some years ago there was a terrible rail crash between two packed express trains where I worked, but given the resulting carnage, the death toll was thankfully quite small.....just one driver of the two trains was killed.

Following the disaster, a fellow workmate and myself decided that as a lasting tribute to the driver, we would construct a memorial garden alongside the track.....the garden is still there, well tended & on view to the public.

That's the story, but (in keeping with this thread) I wanted to say that a dozen of  above rose (Remember Me) were planted in the garden.....these were donated by Gregory's Nursery. 

Thassorl! 

21/06/2014 at 12:37

PS. Hope I haven't started you lot off with another one for the wish list!

21/06/2014 at 13:11
David K wrote (see)

PS. Hope I haven't started you lot off with another one for the wish list!

I wouldn't bet against it

21/06/2014 at 19:18
Salino wrote (see)

..this is something we have to be careful of when buying an Austin rose, as I have read that they often plant their shrub roses in groups of 3, but when we buy we tend to only get the 1 rose, and can be disappointed that we don't get the mass of flowers that we see in some photos...

on their US website austin recommends ordering and close planting in threes which seems a bit much for most home gardeners

21/06/2014 at 20:52

Wonderful thread, just been reading through it for the past 15mins!

I feel I should share some photo's of my roses, the first is Champagne Moment and the second is Wendy Cussons which seems to have blooms which keep getting bigger after opening!  The third is 'Rhapsody in Blue' which doesn't have much of a perfume but looks lovely. I do have one more Rose but it hasn't bloomed yet!

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21/06/2014 at 21:13

Great pics, NGCARDS.......I have some very happy memories of 'Wendy Cussons' winning prizes on the show bench.

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