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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

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/001_zpsbf250851.jpg

 

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: http://www.davidaustinroses.com/english/showrose.asp?showr=4260

 

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.

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.

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