Posted: 30/06/2013 at 20:14
Hi guys, hope you don't mind my joining in but so lovely to hear fans of the 'old roses'. Just to add if Ispahan is getting too large for the space, then Leda is supposed to stay smaller and more compact. Apparently there are two forms of this the'painted' Damask ad the pink form.
Obviously Ispahan is enjoying where it is if your plant is doing so well, always a shame when things just get too big however.
The thing with old roses is that they do have particlular habits and have to be given room to do their thing. I would just add, that Beales would be good to contact for advice on classic roses as they are experts in that particlular line of roses.
Good luck Fairlea with whatever you do with your rose