Posted: 09/11/2012 at 19:12
I've been reading the Diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner, she was a keen gardner as well as an author. Among a number of roses in her garden she mentions one called 'Zéphirine Drouhin'. I confess I'm very taken with the name, (a ridiculous reason to lead one to consider a plant I know, but I'm quite shallow) and she mentions it is very fragrant, (a good reason to consider a plant!) I've read a little about it by doing an internet search but I was wondering does anyone have any experience of growing it? Particularly I would like to know if it is prone to disease as the rose I want it to replace has suffered quite badly with blackspot and greenfly and I would like to have something more disease resistant.