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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...

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 20:05

hi David.... I know, they've got a lot of roses listed but as it's correctly known as The Pilgrim you'll find it under 'T' as they have their 'The's' under T starting with Tess of the d'urbervilles...

...they usually have these in's one of the best nurseries in the country and I've visited it many times too....they grow their roses in big containers - all good sized plants... Mr Chapman also let's you know what condition the rose is in...whether it's well black spot... any flowers showing... that sort of thing...before you confirm ordering...


oops..crossed....that's ok then...

Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 17:58
BevG wrote (see)

DavidK and Busy-Lizzie, can you recommend anywhere I can order The Pilgrim? At the moment I can only find it in bare root from which means I won't get it until Nov this year onwards and would really love to get hold of it now... . I have googled, but would rather go on a recommendation in terms of a supplier/retailer. Is it known by any other name at all? Thanks

...if you're interested in obtaining a container grown rose of The Pilgrim, then I recommend the following nursery... I ordered from them last summer and on other occasions and they couldn't be faulted... all their roses are container grown but you have to email or phone them first to confirm availability and prices...


Growing Roses

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 08:23

lol...oh I will....tends to happen quite often.... I think it's been a good summer for roses... so many looking their best right now....

Growing Roses

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 22:14

...more lovely roses there...I do like that Rhapsody in Blue...I see that here and there and always catches my eye..

...I got rid of my Gertrude Jekyll a couple of years not say why as I don't want to spoil anyone's enjoyment of this rose, but it went along with some other Austin's... I have a love/dislike relationship with some.... also out were 'Spirit of Freedom'... 'Lady of Megginch'...'The Alnwick Rose'....   several others down the years for various reasons.... I have found some to be disappointing and I think planting them as a single specimen - as we mentioned above...could be a reason....

...yet I still buy them....  I now want 'The Poet's Wife'... 'Susan Williams-Ellis'... 'Anne Boelyn'... and 'Lady Emma Hamilton'...

...talking of the late Peter's a photo of a rose I bought whilst in conversation with him...he was wheelchair bound and just happened to wheel past and stop by and chat whilst I was sniffing the blooms....we shared a sniff

...I was surprised that he didn't seem to know a great deal about this rose I was holding at his nursery... but I suppose he couldn't be expected to remember them all...

...'Francis Dubreuil'.. aka 'Barcelona'...




what was your garden inspiration?

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 22:01

..buying a house with a garden, which obviously needed tending.... Hessayon's little book on roses set me off...all of a sudden I just had to have 'Frensham'... 'Silver Jubilee'...'Chinatown'...'Just Joey'...and who knows how many more...

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