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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 me.....it 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

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.

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