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CLG Roses

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 18:42
This is going to be a stupid question I know, but why do some roses have CLG in their name? What does the CLG actually mean?

Climbing rose with red leaves

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 07:07

Thanks everyone!

I actually live only 5 miles from David Austin roses, but, even so I like to see what the whole market has to offer.



Climbing rose with red leaves

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:27

Thanks Dovefromabove I never even gave that consideration.

Climbing rose with red leaves

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:08

Hi flowerbunny85, I presume your referring to the old English rose I have? Certainly not suckers and the plant always produces 2-3 displays throughout the summer of at least 30-40 buds. All I recall that it was purchased as a gift from B&Q and its always been the same since the day I owned it.


Climbing rose with red leaves

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 18:57

Before I ask the question, I'll preface that I know that roses that get red leaves can be caused by a mite, however, in my specific case, this is not the reason for my question.

I have one standard rose, that new growth has wonderful red/purple leaves and new growth (that go dark green). It was given to me about 15 years ago by family. It also has very dark, almost purple, flowers with the most amazing perfume.

As part of my new garden project, I am asking if there are any varieties of climbing roses which also get red leaves/growth? I find this quite an interesting extra bit of colour detail against a wall.

Many thanks in advance!


My Little Project

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 13:11

Well it's been 9 months since my last update. Life challenges sadly got in the way, but bit by bit, I have carried on with the project.

So what has happened to this corner of my garden. Well upon starting to dig I discovered I was sitting on a mix of red sticky clay and the contents of a rubble heap. Before winter I stripped off about 9 inches of the "builders top grade mix" leaving the winter to get in and then again this spring another 9 inches. In doing so I shifted about 350 bags of rubble and clay (I should have got VIP status at recycling centre).

Naturally I have now filled the large quarry I have created for myself with as much high quality soil mix I can.

My project currently stands as follows


I am currently allowing a bit of settlement so I can then top-up the beds with further compost/manure and then trellis and planting (replacing grass will be last task...need to research that further to understand drainage, given I know the ground underneath now).

I know I am making slow progress, but trying to learn on the way.


Elephant Hawkmoth

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 21:42

Thanks for comments. I've been watching, Bob, Nigel, Larry and his twin brother Barry all day from my lounge window . Boy can they move, though oddly away from the restaurant!

Elephant Hawkmoth

Posted: 30/08/2014 at 16:55

Its taken 2-3 years for the first wildlife to settle in my garden, however, I believe I am blessed this by a group of Elephant Hawkmoths? (Found 4 so far...1 yesterday and 3 today).



My Little Project

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 23:03

Yep, I will sort one out tomorrow. Your get a good idea of my garden layout.


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CLG Roses

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Climbing rose with red leaves

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My Little Project

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Is my garden shady?

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Preparing New Beds

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