Posted: 01/07/2013 at 19:17
Thanks folks for all that. If I decide to dispose of Ispahan I'd hope to find a new home for her somewhere amongst my gardening contacts. I like the idea of a shorter one so will look at Leda I think.
Love all your descriptions of those roses and I feel sure you must all have huge gardens to accommodate them as well as maybe a warmer climate. I garden in East Lothian on lovely rich soil. We have a fairly good climate but we probably have a shorter season as we are probably about 5 weeks later than most of you down south. Ispahan is only starting flower as is another anonymous shrub rose and none of my little ones such as Little Pet are showing colour yet. Just for interest - how far on are your roses?
By the way Sunnydayz this is not the first time I've planted something that grew too big. Like you I was involved with Plant Heritage and fell heir to a few things left over from plant sales, one of which was a Parthenocissus ("go on - take this - you must have space for it") and it covered my 16 ft boundary fence in a couple of years. Oh for the wisdom of hindsight!!!