Posted: 13/08/2015 at 15:38
I agree with Verdun. I reckon Roses are the biggest con trick ever pulled on the gullible public. If I offered you a plant with the true description of a Rose. ie a dead twig for 6 months of the year, more diseases than any other plant,, more pests than most plants, prickles which carry Tetanus germs, flowers which turn to mush at the first hint of rain, extremely high maintenance with prunings which are hard to get rid of, no-one would buy the plant, BUT say a NEW rose from David Austin and everyone wants it.
Will confess we fell for the trick when we moved here and planted roses. They get one chance, scratch me and out it comes. I think we are down to half a dozen now.