Posted: 10/11/2016 at 16:15
Right, Chicky, you can have number 2 . Nut is having number 1. I have this rose as an accident. I was growing random roses from seed. Dove has one of the Rosa glaucas. I raised three seedlings labelled Rosa filipes. I planted them in the Orchard next door to fill a gap caused by the big storm which bought down a lot of trees, and made a space. (with the owners permission)A few years on, I noticed that one of the seedlings, has a pink flush to the buds and backs of the petals. The flowers are larger than kiftsgate, it does not get mildew the same and the flowers last longer. I took hardwood cuttings and planted a couple on the boundary, it now rambles over a hawthorn, as high as my house. The original runs up a cherry tree, even higher. I have taken cuttings last year which seem to have rooted. The house next door is in a huge plot designated for housing by the council, over the owners dead body. He is 97 . At that point I am going to sell mine as well, take the money and run.