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A Very particular rose

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 12:12



But Daniel, you said you wanted it for your frame, which is 2m tall. Lykkefund is a vigorous rambler that grows 5 - 6 metres tall and 4 m wide. It is best for growing up a tree. It is also a fairly rare rose, but I think Peter Beales Classic roses has it.

Louise, all those roses have large flowers.

A smaller rambler that grows about 3m tall, not that many thorns, a light perfume (not strong), flowers twice a year (most ramblers flower only once), pale yellow, is "Malvern Hills". I have one in a large pot. David Austin stocks it. Has small flowers, pretty.

This is mine


Camera Corner

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 09:26

Brave OH. I hate heights.


Posted: 18/01/2014 at 09:24

Morning all. Fairly sunny, but I have to feed 12 for lunch tomorrow after church. Must clean dining room, add a table, make 2 puds, prepare veg etc.

A Very particular rose

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 22:56

I love David Austin roses, but most have big flowers. I have A Shropshire Lad, it's lovely, hardly any thorns, but the flowers are big.


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:47

Otherwise, I'm with Verdun - Nelly Moser!


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:46

Wessleton, such a lovely blue and delicate hanging heads.


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:00

I went out to lunch today too, nice, but no veg apart from potatoes. I eat more veg than meat. But there was lots of garlic, which upsets my tummy and makes me feel bloated, am garlic intolerant.

It was a lovely sunny day and next week forecast is rain. Bother. But I did manage to plant some violas before we went.

silly question time

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 10:07

I sent that link, Clueless, because in the photo the paper pots are obviously damp and she wrote "Surely they'll fall apart, I thought, and can't possibly be worth the bother. How wrong I was", which I thought gave hope.

I have done it with loo rolls, but I put them in a deepish tray and infilled wherever possible around the pots with compost so they were sitting in compost and I watered top and bottom so it was all damp (sweet peas). I sowed directly into the loo roll pots. I did it like that because the first time I did it I was so worried they would disintegrate that I didn't water enough and they didn't grow properly. Must have been more sparsely than Sybille above! I planted the loo rolls as well.


Posted: 17/01/2014 at 09:56

Morning all from sunny Dordogne! No frost either. Going out to lunch so can't do gardening. But next weeks forecast is rain all week

Hope you aren't too tired today Fidget. x

silly question time

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 22:30

Apparently, if you pack them all into a tray and tie a piece of string around them to keep them together and water into the tray, they don't disintegrate.


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