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Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 09:50
rosemummy wrote (see)

david why don't you come and live near me? i'm sure you'd enjoy sunny sheffield and i'm sure my garden would benefit!! totally agree theyre my faves too

 

I'm sure your garden is just fine as it is, rosemummy.

Several polls taken over the years have consistently resulted in roses being voted the nations favourite, followed closely by the sweet pea.....so no surprise there then!

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 09:40
Mike Allen wrote (see)

Hi Dave.  Great thread. Although I have to admit, not all has bee read by me.  Sadly I tend to tire out now and again.  Tell me.  Are you a member of the Royal Nation Rose Society?

 

Thanks, Mike....Although I'm no longer a member of The Royal National Rose Society, I was when I used to show them in the 60s, as I was with The National Sweet Pea Society.

As I said in my opener, over my very long love affair with gardening, I've specialised (to show standard) in just sweet peas & roses......both (IMHO) queen of flowers.

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 09:30
BevG wrote (see)

The Pilgrim is next on my list 

 

Ooer......steady on, Bev!

Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 22:56

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/003_zpse8afd2ba.jpg

 .....or this overview.

Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 22:51

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/pilgrim3_zpsebf24271.jpg

 The Pilgrim

Oh crikey, Bev hope your OH doesn't name me in a divorce case ......anyway, you asked.

My suggestion for a climber would be 'The Pilgrim'....a really beauty and good doer.

Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 22:16

That's really good to hear, Bev.....I'm particularly pleased you like the scent of your Gertrude Jekyll, I thought it would be to your liking.

Please do give the Peter Beale site a look, they are a well respected and trusted company who have been trading for many years.

Bet you never expected that your initial query on the 'problem page' would spark-off so much enthusiasm.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 21:32

Hi, Peter

I think I was probably right. It's just while they're getting established we need to be careful about watering, they don't like standing in cold wet soil.

Regarding your soil pH, there are steps you can take, but it isn't critical and maybe the soil test should be done first.

Thanks for the info about Wisley trial fields....I haven't visited them.

Btw, I shall be at Wem (Shropshire) on the 19th July for their annual SP show, if anyone would like to say hello.  

Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 21:13

Great pics, NGCARDS.......I have some very happy memories of 'Wendy Cussons' winning prizes on the show bench.

phlox

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:17
Chris 25 wrote (see)

I am in the boat rosemummy all green no flower heads same as last year

shall not bother with them next year

 

Oh do, Chris...

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/DSCN0585.jpg

 

some I grew last year.

What happened to this rose bud?

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 19:10
nutcutlet wrote (see)

About the cakes or the robin's pincushion David?

 

Oh, deffo the gardening knowledge bit, nut......just threw in the cake bit, which is why I bracketed it.

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