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Posted: 15/08/2015 at 11:22

That's what I thought it was. I wonder if Sealighter looked back for an answer?


Posted: 15/08/2015 at 10:22


I don't do tents or caravans either. OH always camped with his first wife (who died) and my first husband (died) and I used to rent gites or villas, which worked well with 4 children and is quite cheap in France. But now I like B & Bs. Usually cheaper than hotels, the people who run them I have found to be friendly and welcoming. The rooms are usually comfortable with nice little touches, like flowers and perhaps a chocolate (wrapped!) on the pillow. The best ones are usually run by male gay couples who really seem to have a knack for it. The one we went to in Suffolk in the Dedham Vale was just gorgeous http://www.poplarsfarmhouse.com/  - I hope that doesn't count as advertising.

I was hoping to get out and do a blitz on the veg garden which has shoulder high weeds (last did it early July), but it's raining again.

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Posted: 14/08/2015 at 22:07

Roses on page 2 for Lily.

Tuscany, Meg, Cecile Brunner, A Shropshire Lad, Wedding Day, The Pilgrim, A Shropshire Lad, Malvern Hills next to Phyllis Bide, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, Sutter's Gold.

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Posted: 14/08/2015 at 19:01

I think Beaus Mum is right. That's what I would do.

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Posted: 14/08/2015 at 16:18

Obelixx, do you mean the first photo I sent on page 2? I think it's Tuscany, but planted it about 23 years ago and lost the garden plan and the label. Here it grows taller than the websites say, about 5 foot. The flowers are more deep velvety crimson than in the photo and it's semi-double, perfumed. http://www.paulbardenroses.com/gallicas/tuscany.html 

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Posted: 14/08/2015 at 12:32

Not a trace of blackspot on my Shropshire Lad and hardly any thorns, about 2 per stem. It's in a pot. Not yet having another flush of flowers, but usually does in September.


Posted: 14/08/2015 at 10:32

What a lovely photo of Sid!

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Posted: 14/08/2015 at 10:29


Malvern Hills


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Posted: 14/08/2015 at 10:22

I have one. Lovely delicate yellow, scented, small flowers in clusters, repeat rambler (which is rare). Not too rampant. Mine is in a pot, I posted a photo on the previous page.

My Bristol Garden in 2015

Posted: 14/08/2015 at 10:19

Good morning Marion. That's a lovely photo.

We have had lots of rain here in SW France. Garden looks so much happier and another flush of roses is starting. Grass is green again.

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