Posted: 02/07/2013 at 14:08
Hi. Agreed with Woodgreen - getting a bit heavy and off track - back to the hands on (plants) stuff. Salino. Ref the Roses certainly look like as you said rugosas. I did mention that I grew them and one more which is not yet flowering size from seeds from "aquired" Haws in hedges. This other one is a deeper red than that sent. The hedge was a mixed one round the garden of a large House and was growing road side of a steel 6 ft fence to hide it. I noted them when in flower, in Autumn took a couple of Haws, removed the seeds and sowed in pots of compost then put them in the very coldest part of the garden all winter to get a good frosting. Came the Spring there they wuz. Grew the seedlings on, potted them individually and then into the garden. All other Roses here are climbers - along the garage pink, yellow,red and a duo coloured one ( Picotee?) with some Clematis growing through them and a white on the back corner of the bungalow. Ref that (Picotee?) you could pse tell me what they are called - this is pink with a deeper red striping in it and has a "crinkly" look to the foliage. Nice to natter for sure.