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Camera Corner

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:37

Wow Fran, what a colour!

Growing Roses

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:36

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.

Growing Roses

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 15:31

If it has big flowers and healthy leaves then you have probably fed it enough. Some roses are just like that and may need a little tying to a discreet support. Do you know what variety it is?

Garden Gallery 2014

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 15:28

Oh dear Lesley, hope it dries up soon.

Mrs. Garden your garden is looking great.

 

Is it just me?

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:45

You are indeed very odd OL, cheesecake is really yummy

Growing Roses

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:14

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48216.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Meg

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48215.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Cecile Brunner

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48214.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Wedding Day

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48213.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Forgotten the name, very scented

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48212.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 A Shropshire Lad

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/48211.jpg?width=307&height=350&mode=max

 Suttar's Gold

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 Paul's Scarlet

 

Some of my roses.

 

Growing Roses

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 10:03

I missed Bev's first thread. How did that happen? I always look at rose threads. Must have been a day when there were a lot of them.

We bought this house in Dordogne in 1990, an old farmhouse on limestone, uninhabited for 6 years.  After getting the house habitable we planned and planted the garden in '92. But it has evolved since. I planted about 70 roses, mostly climbers and shrubs, adding lots of farmyard manure from the local farmer. The soil was fairly awful, sticky and stony. But the roses did very well and looked lovely. THEN the deer  discovered them. Some were so badly eaten they died. Now the main flower garden has a deer fence and I moved some of the others into pots around the house, but they need a lot of feeding and watering.

It gets hot here in summer and I find the roses need a good soak twice a week. Better that than a small watering daily. If a rose is dry it can't take up the nutrients from the ground or the fertiliser you have given it, then it gets ill more easily. A well fed, well watered rose is more disease resistant.

Some of the more modern roses, and a lot of David Austin's are disease resistant. At the RHS garden "Rosemoor" I was told that they only plant disease resistant roses.

Growing Roses

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 23:37

Do you want photos, or discussions on how to grow roses, or both?

Does anyone know how old climbing roses live to? Some of mine are about 22 years old and getting quite woody.

Is it just me?

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 23:33

I'm with Panda on raw eggs, hate touching them, wash my hands after each one I drop in the mixing bowl. Perhaps it's slime, hate touching slugs, always wear gloves for gardening, never know what you might meet in the soil!

Unknown shrub

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 23:26

It could be Deutzia Hybrida "Mont Rose".

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photos of our gardens 
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Thank you to Tech team

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no emails as well as small text

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