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red hot pokers

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 13:17

..I wonder if anyone here likes Yellow Hot Pokers... I couldn't resist these that I got today from a nursery near me...that sells wholesale and retail, so they were quite cheap compared to garden centres..£3 each.. I bought 3 and was really pleased with that...

...these are not normally plants that I buy but this variety is fairly new to this country... Kniphofia 'Lemon Popsicle'.... bred by the excellent Terra Nova nurseries at Oregon U.S... this one flowers from late June to September/October... as it continues to produce flower spikes after the old ones have died off... and each spike is supposed to last from 2 to 4 weeks... is claimed to be a much superior variety to the better known 'Little Maid'...which is often grown here...


Rose gone native?

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 00:39

..most roses in this country are grafted onto Rosa Laxa rootstock, which rarely suckers.... some nursery people use a different variety called Rosa Multiflora.... this is more inclined to sucker.... your white rose looks to me like Multiflora....   you should remove this sucker from its source which will be below the graft union... you need to scrape away the soil to reveal it and then cut it right out...  otherwise, in time, it will take over...

....otherwise, a very pretty pink rambler....

Any idea of Rose Variety?

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 19:21
Netfella wrote (see)

Hi folks, is the conclusion that it's New Dawn then? I can get some more pics if it helps.


James my is unquestionably 'New Dawn'....

can anyone id this plant for me please

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 16:22

..I agree with Marco above...some kind of Scilla... as the photo was taken end of May...   lovely looking plant..

Growing Roses

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 12:53

..ok...all we can establish so far is that it's a hybrid tea not a's possible it could also be one of the smaller Austin English roses, which will narrow things down considerably...although at this stage I think doesn't shout Austin, to me...

...I think it unlikely you will ever get a name for this unless it's an especially well known and easily recognisable variety... it's virtually impossible and would just result in wild guesses... so many of this type of rose are's different with older varieties, climbers and ramblers as there are less of them, and the usual ones keep doing the rounds everywhere.... still...if you can get some more photos in due course..also what kind of scent if any it has....thorns etc...  we can take another look..

Growing Roses

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 11:21

..before I even take a guess at that one...I would need to see photos of...the whole bush...and a fully open flower...stamens and all...   it looks more like a hybrid tea to me... I would also like to know where you bought it..?

Any idea of Rose Variety?

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 23:12

..I'm pretty sure that's 'New Dawn'...

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 22:59

..lovely roses BL... that one always seems to look good..


BevG wrote (see)


for anyone else living in Kent; I've just come across a place called Rumwood Nurseries (courtesy of Google!) which luckily for me is not far from where I live:

I know where I'll be going this week!!!


..that's one I didn't know about..thanks for the link.... as we are discussing this sort of is another favourite of mine...on the Kent/Sussex border area.... Wych Cross... they have around 600 rose varieties and their mail order doesn't compare with what they have at their garden centre...which is just the most wonderful place to visit for plants in general besides their incredible displays of container roses... just so many..

...  it has a Christian ethos... doesn't open on Sundays...but you wouldn't know otherwise...

Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 21:40

..some flower once..especially the older types...usually mid May to end of June... others are remontant, in that they will repeat again in August /September... and others still..and these are the ones I generally go  for these more or less continually through to October....from May/June onwards...  Diamond above for instance, will not be without blooms now till the frosts....   the trade off with some of these is that they may not have the scent.... sometimes you just cannot have everything... even Austin roses..noted for the scent combined with flower power... don't always repeat as well as you would like them too...


Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 21:17

hi again kribon... already stated by Dove, nothing to worry about with your is a photo of one of mine..a pure white called 'Diamond'... as you can see it has quite a bit of red in bud, which almost disappears when the flowers open... little china rose from cutting - 'Bengal Crimson' that I showed you earlier, has recovered well and now has lots of buds... I hope to take a photo when it's out...

here's Diamond...


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