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When is a scented rose not......?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 20:24

Ok thanks for that Cathy. really useful info 

When is a scented rose not......?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:45

Thanks Dave.  its a lovely plant and if the scent does come it will be brilliant

When is a scented rose not......?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:42

Missed you Cathy. thanks for that 

When is a scented rose not......?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:41

Thanks Dave.  its a lovely plant and if the scent does come it will be brilliant

When is a scented rose not......?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:22

bought a David Austin rose...Olivia Austin ...earlier this year. Advertised as "best ever" and with strong scent.

I'm not really a rose fan but this rose was purchased as a memorial to my mother.  

It looks good...healthy ....never sprayed ......with  several blooms but it has no scent whatsoever.  

I contacted David Austin and posted a picture and they confirmed it is Olivia Austin adding that the scent will come with later blooms.  Since I don't really grow roses, does this make sense to those of you who do?  Anyone growing Olivia Austin?  

Without scent this rose does not fulfill its advertised criteria so not really wanted.

Spotty aeonium

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 13:33

Lizzy, you could plunge the pot in the garden.  But, yes, over winter indoors.

Memorial Rose

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 13:29

Lizzy, 

not for a dog but in memory of my mother I bought a david austin rose.  

I have it amongst other planting ...perennials that harmonise well with the rose.

I mixed plenty of compost plus dried manure and fish blood and bone with excavated soil to provide a good rich environment.  Planted in full sun.  My mother's ashes were then scattered and raked in too.  

When you receive your david austin rose you will have instructions and advice.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 13:18

A damp morning but brighter now and feeling warm again.  Back to summer again now I think.

Tyres!

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 13:09

I have yet to see an attractive tyre planter.  

there are so many issues about using tyres as planters......yet to see one advantage

Water Retaining Crystals

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 08:32

Never been convinced about water gel/crystals.  For me they dont seem to make any appreciable difference.

I use perlite too.........it is ideal for cuttings and seeds so does the job. Hiwever, health wise I think there may be a problem with the associated dust.

increasingly there are announcements about the safety of just about everything we use in the garden or home.  We will always be guinea pigs........

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Ok, not gardening but womderful

 
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why did we worry?

 
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Guess what this is.....

 
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Lupins a'flowering

 
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Inspiring or what?

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IT'S SO HOT STEAM IS RISING

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