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Old floribunda rose

Posted: Yesterday at 21:06

Yes, that is a nice dusky pink - I like that rose.

The images on Google seem to vary in colour as they generally do. I think the bud on my top pic was a bit of a red herring - it is an old bud and faded.

It doesn't get any brighter than the bottom pic- I think they lighten with age from what I remember...

Its a small flower in clusters of around 5...

Old floribunda rose

Posted: Yesterday at 20:49

I've had a look at Bonica and you could be right- it is a big plant though from what I just read. I don't have any pictures of it looking nice but this is from this year:

 Perhaps it decided to grow this year instead of flower and me chopping bits off wouldn't have helped. If it wants to grow that large I might have to shift it again , there are two HT roses behind it...

Old floribunda rose

Posted: Yesterday at 19:19

Hi Imw,

Yes, perhaps you're right- I liked it when it was small and covered in flowers though

I'm not sure it is a floribunda, no, that was just a guess based on its size last year and clusters of smallish interesting to see what it does next isn't really growing like a bush rose either (in my inexpert opinion)

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: Yesterday at 19:10

I just had one pack but will split it if Justin doesn't mind?

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: Yesterday at 19:07

Read and replied Edd

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: Yesterday at 18:51

No probs Justin - on their way 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: Yesterday at 17:54

Been reassessing my seed requirement for next year and have the following free to a good garden, already free from various magazines:

aster milady mix

buddlea mixed

calendula art shades

coreopsis yellow and red

cosmos mixed white and pinks

cornflower blue

dahlia dwarf double

diascia pink queen


eve primrose pink petticoat

foxglove glittering prizes

godetia modern millie

mesembryanthemum sparkles

larkspur hyacinth dwarf mix

lavatera silver cup

lavender French x 2

linaria fairy bouquet

french marigold naughty Marietta (stupid name)

morning glory grandpa Otts and Venice carnival

nasturtium African queen

nigella Persian jewels

ox-eye Daisy x 3

stocks, night scented

sunflower sunburst mix

sweetpea tall spencer mix x 2

SP tall mix

SP 50 shades (tall)

SP fragrantissima (tall)

sweet rocket x 2

verbena bonariensis x 2

wallflower mix

PM or reply if there's anything you fancy...



Posted: Yesterday at 17:33

Merry Christmas Runnybeak!

Old floribunda rose

Posted: Yesterday at 12:57

Thanks WW

All the new and odd growth came through red but now look all the same and there are comparatively few thorns on all the stems when looking at my other roses.

It is the manner of growth I suppose that made me suspicious but one of the longest freakiest stems is coming out of a piece of old wood that has also had the pink double flowers on. I think I'm going to muse on it for a while...

Good to know that about ripping the stems off too- thank you

Old floribunda rose

Posted: Yesterday at 11:54

Well I do like things to look magnificent Tootles 

I'll hope for a rich burgundy colour

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