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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...


Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:16

yes..that one and Generous Gardener have been on my list along with some others already mentioned, but I have to narrow it down to 2 and I want shorter growing ones this time.... I think that one is a perhaps not for me right now...

Griselinia - diseased?

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:14

..I suspect it's probably alright and you've removed the dead growth... I would give this one a root and foliar feed and then mulch it.. with Griselinia's I like to use a liquid feed that you mix with water, one for Rhododendrons and Azaleas as it can really green them up, otherwise any will do...Miracle Gro is another... and see how it gets on in a few weeks...   I used to grow a hedge of this and I currently have 2 of the variegated ones... sometimes I get blackened tips from the they suffer a bit in freezing weather...I shall fleece them if it gets too cold here in eastern England...

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:08

..Champagne Moment is just gorgeous NG.... I can see why you're pleased with it... not a rose I know personally...

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