Posted: 26/10/2016 at 07:40
I found Graham Thomas weak too and had to rescue it form the borders and put it in a pot. I've brought it with me but time will tell if it copes. I also have Munstead Wood which needed rescuing a year or two ago and is now doing very well in a pot. Gertrude stayed behind as she was strong and vigorous but I did take cuttings.
Other DA roses that performed superbly were Crocus White, Generous Gardener, Falstaff, Sceptr'd Isle, Queen of Sweden, teasing Georgia and Tess of the D'Urbevilles after I moved her to a more sheltered spot. I also had to rescue a Benjamin Britten, Jacqueline Duprée and a Geoff Hamilton and they are now doing very well in big pots and will go out in a new rose and perennials border when I decide where it will be.
Malvern Hills struggled to grow tall in my old garden cos of cold easterly winds but always produced lovely flowers so that's on my list of new ones to order for this garden along with Teasing Georgia and some coppery coloured roses.