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**ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST**

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WE HAVE AFTER MUCH DELIBERATION DECIDED TO TAKE OUT THE SECOND GRAPE VINE WHICH IS GROWING UP OUR PERGOLA, IT WAS A WHITE LATE VARIETY, BUT FULL OF PIPS AND VERY SMALL FRUIT, ALSO A LOT OF WORK FOR OH!!
WE HAVE PURCHASED ANOTHER ROSE, A DAVID AUSTIN ROSE……….
A SHROPSHIRE LAD, A CLIMBER ALMOST THORNLESS, WITH PRETTY PINKY/PEACH COLOURED FLOWERSGOOD FRAGRANCE, AND A REPEAT FLOWERER….ALSO SHROPSHIRE BEING ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE COUNTIES IT SEEMED ONLY RIGHT TO CHOSE THIS ONE

WE HAVE A WISTERIA AND A LOVELY CLEMATIS BROUGHTON STAR ALREADY GROWING AT THE OTHER END…..
HAVE ENCLOSED SOME PICS, ONE TAKEN TODAY, I DO NOT NORMALLY PUT ON MY SCRUFFY PHOTOS, BUT THIS IS BEFORE OH REMOVED THE GRAPE VINE (MORE FIRE WOOD) WE STORE FURNITURE AND SPARE PLANTS UNDER THE PERGOLA IN THE WINTER

WHEN THE FROSTS HAVE DISAPPEARED WE WILL PLANT IT, WE MANAGED TO FIND A LOVELY ONE AT OUR LOCAL NURSERY, WHICH HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER AND NOW SELLING DAVID AUSTIN ROSES MUCH, MUCH, CHEAPER THAN BUYING ONLINE!!

THE FENCE HAS ALSO BEEN CHANGED SINCE THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH……
HAVE ENCLOSED A COUPLE OF PICS OF A SHROPSHIRE LAD….AND IF IT LOOKS HALF AS GOOD WE WILL BE VERY HAPPY

SO YET ANOTHER CHANGE AT SPINDLES, HOPEFULLY FOR THE BETTER!!

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wow, your roses are ginormous. The wisteria looks fab against the blue sky. Nice job.

19 Jan, 2017

 

Bathgate.......I wish the rose pics are from David Austins web site, I am hoping ours will look as good lol

19 Jan, 2017

 

It's certainly a lovely variety. I hope it does well.

19 Jan, 2017

 

Shropshire Lad is a wonderful rose. Its ever so healthy and trouble free and the scent is excellent. The blooms are huge as well. I think you will absolutely love it. You gave the grape a good run..time for a change. Love that pergola in summer. I got out yesterday and cleared up the herb bed. With all this sunshine my greenhouse looks ever so dirty, so that will need to be cleaned soon. But for January, things are looking very good! :)

19 Jan, 2017

 

Thanks Feverfew....... Karen thank you, I am pleased to hear that you rate it so highly.....I won't miss the grapes, they were a lot of work, for very little reward, was rather nice sitting under the vines on a hot summer day though, still good to have a change....
We have started a new herb bed, in front of the bay tree in the big pot, have bought some concrete sleepers to use,as the wood rots so quickly here...we are behind by at least a month here in the garden, was looking back at last year's photographs......we had such a mild winter last year, hardly any frost's! but very wet!

19 Jan, 2017

 

That Rose will look splendid on the pergola. I love the colour. I dread to think what plants have succumbed outside to all our winter wet. Hope yours are ok.

20 Jan, 2017

 

Thanks Sue, we have had four severe frost's, most of the tender plants have been fleeced,. but the larger ones it is impossible to cover, I cannot believe how the climate has changed since we moved here 17 years ago, never saw a frost, for the first twelve years!!, or any snow..........the Camellia are going to struggle, they are so exposed.......still!! nothing you can do about it.........

20 Jan, 2017

 

All looks great. Love the Wisteria and the Clematis.

20 Jan, 2017

 

that's a beautiful rose and lets face it if the grape wasn't doing it for you why not get rid. we got rid of ours when the girls decided eating grapes with pips wasn't on. after 3 yrs of just me eating them we chucked it. more space for peppers.

look forward to seeing him in flower :o)

20 Jan, 2017

 

Good luck, Dotty with your new plans.
I've added to GoYpedia.

20 Jan, 2017

 

Dd I liked seeing your winter storage area's, not scruffy at all, we all have to store things somewhere. Thats a beautiful rose I hope it does well for you....

20 Jan, 2017

 

The 'Shropshire Lad' Rose is a beauty and it will look a real picture on your pergola.
Remember to show us please.

20 Jan, 2017

 

Wildrose I will, although it usually takes a couple of years for roses to settle down.... Thanks Lincs the problem with having a small garden, and no garage, and just three small sheds, we have nowhere to store anything large...... Thanks TT, looking forward to getting it planted!
Seaburn, you can only eat so many pippy grapes, and they were small ones too, so more pips than grape! pepper's any day!
Linda I am keeping my fingers crossed for the Wisteria, we had our other variety up and die, for no apparent reason last year!! would be so upset to lose another ......

20 Jan, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Shropshire Lad a name to remember , your rose with the wisteria makes for a beautiful combination, picture perfect :o)

22 Jan, 2017

 

Thanks Amy, Peters favourite poems written by A E Housman also another reason to include this rose!

22 Jan, 2017

 

Shropshire lad looks wonderful.I hope he grows well for you with no disease problems. l love climbing and rambling roses.
The Wisteria and Clematis look stunning sprawling over the pergola, DottyD

22 Jan, 2017

 

Thanks Paul I hope it will do well too........can never tell, not all roses !Ike coastal conditions!!

22 Jan, 2017

 

I love David Austin roses, they are all lovely. Hope your new one does well for you, it's another gorgeous one.

24 Jan, 2017

 

Iour garden looks beautiful, I really envy you all the colour from such gigantic blooms. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

The wisteria I planted two years ago is really struggling and I suspect that this year it will "bite the dust". The problem is that there is little real soil around the narrow edge of our triangular pergola, most of it is rubble which is extremely difficult to remove. It doesn't get much sun there either so a rose won't be happy. It's a lovely design but I wish the previous owners had given it a bit more thought.

24 Feb, 2017

 

Hi Angela, I hope you'll be as happy with your Shropshire Lad as I am with mine. I've got one planted on my rose arch on an East facing border. It's a shadier spot but flowers beautifully, from bottom to top, lovely scent too. David Austin say it's slow growing but mines already at the top of the arch after 2 years that's on a light soil as well.

25 Feb, 2017

 

Sam I am really happy to read your comments regarding A Shropshire Lad, looking forward to seeing it grow, please to hear it has a nice scent too..... roll on the Summer!!
Arbuthnot sorry to hear about your Wisteria, we lost a beautiful one last year, we were both quite upset!
Greenfinger thank you, roses do struggle here at the coast, but we keep on trying!!

27 Feb, 2017

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