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Disease resistant roses

Posted: Today at 14:13

..can we see a photo of your Margaret Merill...?  I've never heard of this rose growing like that... are you sure it hasn't been wrongly labelled?  how long have you had it now? and do you think a sucker might have taken over this bush...?

..questions...but there's something not right there...

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:52

..yes I was shocked at the price....treble that I thought....and those views !..

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:33

..well, it would be very handy when George Clooney comes to visit... which of course he would...wouldn't he..?

...best place to put him.... not my type...

Dare I say.

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 14:05

...no point in replying to Mr Allen directly, as he's a lecturer, not a reader...or at least, I don't think he's actually interested in what anyone else has to say... but as long as he's happy...

..I found this today... going right off topic... and I absolutely love it... I enjoy looking at properties right out of my range but this one...oh my, it's me all over... if only... and I'm surprised it's not worth a whole lot more.... 

Mr Spikes... I love America really you know..lol..

https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/photos/for-sale-ren%C3%A9e-zellweger-s-1-million-farm-slideshow/?format=embed

 

Dare I say.

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:54

...the simplest thing is to get rid of the rose altogether Mr Allen... and plant some other shrub instead...   as much as many of us love our roses, they are not the be all and end all of our gardens...   you can live without them, if it means a more attractive garden as a result.... would you put up with manky food on your plate every day..?

...I've never sprayed a rose in 30 years.... gardened in Cornwall...you know...wet and windy... dozens of roses... all types.... never a problem.....  if one doesn't perform.... get rid!... there's always something else...

incidentally.... I realise you are somewhat proud of your qualifications and expertise... but in my view... you don't need to be scientific to dig a hole in the ground and plonk a rose in... or anything else for that matter....

...a little know how doesn't go amiss... you can pick that up anywhere...

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 23:12

..no problem Mr Allen, but please be aware I don't do 'PM's'... I don't send any nor expect to receive any.... it just encourages gossip in my opinion...   don't do 'profiles' either... no point looking at mine...nothing on it...

.. hope you understand.... no offence meant...   I try very hard to keep a distance...

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 22:43

''If I may? All this Mr Allen stuff. Is someone taking the mickey out of michael?''

Mr Allen.... sorry, but I don't do first names on the internet... but you may be referring to my initial post.... as you might have gathered...I first replied to your 3 last night posts at 10.28 this morning....after it had long since disappeared into the back of beyond, out of sight and out of mind.... but I felt a little sorry for you, having got 'nil' replies.... so I responded... 

...I think it's fair to say, if I hadn't done so, the rest of this amusing thread just wouldn't have happened...

...any antagonisms here and there, such as there are...can safely be ignored...

 

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 22:07

..yeah..I remember being scared by that..

.Watch With Mother...I really miss this and could watch it all again today..

Rag Tag and Bobtail...Woodentops...Flowerpot Men...and something else...oh yes..Andy Pandy...

Pernission to speak SIR!

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:57

..Keynsham...lol...that takes me back.. unfortunately... Jimmy Savile goes with it to some extent...as he was my favourite DJ at the time..   I admit to being one of those that helped the Beatles get rich.... plus the Stones...Beach Boys...Billy Fury...lol...

...we also had a Pye t.v.   my father won some money on Zetters pools...and bought one...

...Hancock's Half Hour was a favourite, plus the Lone Ranger and Quatermass and the Pit..... whatever that was all about...

Disease resistant roses

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:49

..it's surprising that you are having so many problems with the Austin's as they are usually so resistant to black spot...although one of mine has a little this season, which is quite unusual... but not too much to worry about..

...Bonica is totally disease free, but it's not an Austin...I bet they wish it was..lol.

..as this problem seems to be recurrent in your garden, and most troublesome, I would suggest removing all your roses and growing other shrubs instead... harsh, costly and soul destroying, but sometimes we have to make these decisions... if they don't enhance your garden, then don't grow them  would be my attitude to this sort of thing... otherwise you can only resort to a frequent spray regime.... which really you shouldn't have to with these roses....   it's the sort of thing that American gardeners, in such differing climates, usually report...

..have a think and see what you want to do later on...

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