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Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 22:25

"David, I already mentioned that the DA restaurant had a queue coming out of the door at lunchtime! We did have a hot chocolate when we arrived, but not lunch. Also the B & B did a good breakfast."

Yes, I spotted this, but didn't know if you had decided to join the queue.....shame, you missed a treat. 


Camera Corner

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 22:10




Just back from a pleasant stroll around my local reservoir.


Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:10

I spotted 'Shropshire Lad' while I was there.....another beauty!

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Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:03
David K wrote (see)

Salino - not sure if I'm missing something, but can't see 'The Pilgrim' listed.

Sorry  spotted it now....the pic just didn't look like mine.

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 19:19

Salino - not sure if I'm missing something, but can't see 'The Pilgrim' listed.

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 15:37
BevG wrote (see)

Hi DavidK, yup, already found the David Austin one and was resigned to the fact you can't force nature to do what you want before the time is right . I have taken on board what you have said about bare-root roses and will order a couple very shortly. I know it will be well worth the wait having seen all the lovely pics everyone has already shared. Again, I must thank you for starting this thread; I have been inspired by everyone on here to enjoy my garden and go for what I want it to become. I can't thank you all enough 

A wise decision I think, Bev.......sometimes it pays to touch the brakes a little and of course save yourself a few pounds in the process.

Other matters, no reason to thank just seemed the obvious thing to do, rather than continue our exchanges on the 'problem solving' page..... and of course you have benefit of some really experienced rose growers to help you.

Having said that, it is nice to be appreciated.....thank you!

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:43

Gorgeous, NGCARDS.....well worth a second look.

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:37


During the winter I planted-up  two island beds of bare-rooted roses. One of 'Royal William' (pic already posted) and one of 'Golden Jubilee'.....this is the first bloom from the latter.

Both from Peter Beale, Bev.

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 11:25
BevG wrote (see)

DavidK and Busy-Lizzie, can you recommend anywhere I can order The Pilgrim? At the moment I can only find it in bare root from which means I won't get it until Nov this year onwards and would really love to get hold of it now... . I have googled, but would rather go on a recommendation in terms of a supplier/retailer. Is it known by any other name at all? Thanks


Bev, like you I'm drawing a blank from the main suppliers......if it were me. I would wait and grow it from bare-root.

However, if you must..this is the only one I could find:


Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 10:07

Btw, I would have liked to know (as I recommended it) if Lizzie had visited the restaurant during her visit to David Austen's nursery.

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