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Roses

Posted: 20/07/2012 at 22:03

Wendy

Have a look at 'Compassion' my favourite climber but apricot. Healthy and strongly scented too.

High Boundary

Posted: 18/07/2012 at 22:18

The fence would be 6ft tall and acceptable, and the trellis is a trellis and not a fence, so that would be OK. That's my interpretation of it anyway. That's what I did in our last garden.

Friend or foe??

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 23:45

Sorry, a wrong guess from me.

 

Friend or foe??

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 16:05

Teasel.

Named Roses

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 14:17

OK, I looked it up, a Northern word for an ALLEY.

Named Roses

Posted: 14/07/2012 at 14:15

What's a ginnel please?

 

Named Roses

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 10:10

Reading your Amazon links Gary, I have grown roses from seed, the most successful being Rosa rugosa rubra when eight small rose seedlings were produced. Neither was there the very long wait as they flowered within three or so years.

In 2006 I rode a motorcycle on a solo trip 17,000 miles across the US and when in Ouray, Colorado, spotted a very unusual rose. I took a hip and on my return to the UK, stratified it and grew the seed on. Just one seedling was produced and after two or three years the Rosa foetida bicolor 'Austrian Copper' has still to flower for the first time even though she's got a lot of healthy growth.  

Named Roses

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 10:03

Gary

Last week I gave a visitor a rose I grew from a cutting last autumn and which is just coming into flower, 'Champagne Moment'. It cost me nothing except for a little TLC and as a gift mean't more to both of us than a packet of seeds bought from Argus.

I am now growing more and more roses from cuttings taken from my favourite roses especially as the recipients really appreciate them.

The roses-from-cuttings are not ON THE CHEAP any more than a homemade cake is 'on the cheap'.  I know my wife's cakes beat anything shop bought.

 

Named Roses

Posted: 13/07/2012 at 09:02

Cool? No, not at all. This is clearly a rip off. You could simply take a rose hip from any cultivated rose, extract the seeds, dry them on the windowsill, stratify by placing in a plastic bag in dry sand and placing in the fridge for a month, then sow the seeds and place back on the window sill. In a few months you may well have a whole bunch of seedlings. When large enough, sow these in pots. In a couple of years, you will have a number of small flowering plants, almost all of which will be different from each other, and different from their parent rose. You could then make up any name you choose, a bit like naming your dog or cat. If that makes you happy, so be it, but you won't need any fake certificate. These will be your own unique roses which may or may not be worth keeping.

Named Roses

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 22:47

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