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Graham Langford

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My First Rose-What Variety

Posted: 01/03/2014 at 21:30

Probably,the rose that i've had most success with is a David Austin rose and that is Darcy Bussell,it's only small,Darkish red and tough as old boots.It's got to be easy to grow if i can grow it.I also like Princess Anne.

Viburnam Bodnatense Dawn

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:52

nutcutlet  You could have a point.I think it is only in it's first winter as i bought it last summer.How long does it take before it starts to flower?Thanks also to Bookertoo and fidgetbones for your comments.I've got a Winter Honeysuckle which i bought at the same time,both from J Parkers and the Winter Honeysuckle looks very healthy but also no flowers yet.I'm fairly new to gardening so i need all the help i can get.

Viburnam Bodnatense Dawn

Posted: 01/02/2014 at 21:01

Could anyone tell me what a Viburnam Bodnatense Dawn is supposed to look like at this time of year.At the moment it as buds on it but it lost it's leaves just before Xmas and i thought it was supposed to be winter flowering.


Posted: 28/08/2013 at 22:28

I don,t know if this is any use but i think i may have found a way of keeping them off my feeders.I get the fat from my grill tray and rub it all over my feeder frame and after my main squirrel went flying he now sticks to munching about on the floor and most  of his mates don,t bother coming any,s been about a month now.I do fed them elsewhere in the garden as i don,t like to see any animals go hungry.i,m just a softy really. 

My Mystery Roses

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 16:33

Hello Salino,yes i do get a bit of black spot on some of my roses but i don't bother quite so much with spraying these roses as they are not my best or favourite rosesas they are some of my cheapies from Homebase.also it gets Aphids on them by not spraying and that helps the ladybirds,if i ever see any this year.I am very happy with my David Austin roses,and i do look after them,and they have been amazing this year,although looking around other gardens this summer,so have everyone else's.AS for those 3 roses,I am not saying I am right,far from it.I thought yours were good shouts,but just that my 3 shouts wereAlpine Sunset or Chicago Peace for the hybrid tea,warm welcome for theclimber and i think Ballerina for the bush rose.I'm probably miles off.Anyway thanks for your help.

My Mystery Roses

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 20:49

Thanks Salino,but i think i may have worked out possibly two of them.The hybrid tea rose could be Alpine Sunset as the size and flower head seam pretty similar,and the one i've got most faith in is the climber which i'm about 90% sure is Warm Welcome because that matches all the criteria for that one.As for the last one ith the dodgy photo.Well it's only just starting to flower so i might know more next week.I may be wrong on the other two but what do you think?Any way thanks for your help.Having just checked your garden rose index they are both good shouts.

My Mystery Roses

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 18:56

Dovefromabove,thanks for the advice and i did check out the Peter Beales website and it was really good but it was'nt conclusive so i'll just carry on knowing the other 20 or so roses that i have got,thanks anyway and Busy-Lizzie and reb4 thank you all for your help.

My Mystery Roses

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 17:23

reb4,if you would like to see the rest of my roses,just look in David Austin's rose catologue as about 17 of them are from there.i.e Winchester Cathedral,darcey Bussell,Mary Rose,St Swithun,Gertrude jeekal,The Pilgrim amongst others. 

My Mystery Roses

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 14:53

Thanks Busy-Lizzie,but i was hoping maybe someone had seen one or bought one of these themselves.Not to worry.

My Mystery Roses

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 14:36



 I'm in urgent need of help.I've got nearly 30 roses in my garden and these 3 are the only ones i don't know the names of.The first one is a short climber which i bought about 10 years ago,the 2nd one is a Hybrid Tea and the last one is some kind of Bush about 4 feet high.I would be really gratefull of identifying even one of them.

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Primroses and Polyanthus

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Viburnam Bodnatense Dawn

Winter Flowering 
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My Mystery Roses

dentifying Roses. 
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What to do when they've finished flowering. 
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