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2014

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 16:37

I'd love to know the results of the Charlotte. I always grow those, but I grow them in the ground.

A Very particular rose

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 14:17

Pruning roses early in the year usually makes them want to grow more vigorously. But rambler roses are a bit different as they make flowers on the previous years growth, so you prune the branches that have flowered in summer, if at all, otherwise just remove dead wood and shorten the ends of the stems. If you prune roses a lot in summer you are reducing their food making ability through their leaves, so it will eventually affect the health.

My rambler Felicité Perpetué grows to over 4 metres tall. My Malvern Hills keeps it's leaves until we get a really cold spell. It has it's leaves at the moment.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 12:18

I hope you haven't got rabbits, Pam. Rabbits dug up my roses when we lived in England. They also made short burrows in the rose beds with nests of baby rabbits at the bottom of each!

A Very particular rose

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 12:12

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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.

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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.

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Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:47

Otherwise, I'm with Verdun - Nelly Moser!

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Posted: 17/01/2014 at 18:46

Wessleton, such a lovely blue and delicate hanging heads.

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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.

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