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A visit to Peter Beales Rose Centre Again

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By amy

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A few weeks ago we came to a decision that was to change the appearance of our property …… for ever …. .

I wasn,t sure that I would like it but it needed doing , The Ivy ( Hedera belix " Goldheart " that was growing round the front window , up under the roof tiles was becoming a nuisance , poor hubby often had to clamber up a wobbleing ladder to trim it out of the gutters , I liked the greenery , it,s like a nest with us cosy inside . , but it had to go !

It was a much bigger job than we anticipated , firstly the trunk had grown so thick that it had to be sawn through in several places, also it,s true Ivy does cling , a crow bar had to be used to prise it off the walls . It looked empty , bare , So now what do we replace it with ?

It called for a visit to Peter Beales rose centre , the last time we went was in the summer, then it was a kaleidoscope of colour to feast your eyes on , this time it was so bitterly cold with sleet and rain .
The only person in the garden was this strange chap

Still we were able to get the rose we wanted ( bare rooted ) it,s name is Eden Rose ’88 a climber, fully double old fashioned type of creamy-white and lavender -pink a vigorous grower ,
With a nice large frame in place and the rose in position the wall dosn,t look so bare , hopefully I will be able to post some pics of the rose blooms next year !

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Ivy can become too invasive.
My neighbour grows it like a crop all over the place.
She doesn't seem to care if it spreads into my garden too, overwhelming my more tender climbers :o(

I'm glad you got the rose you wanted.
I hope it blooms well for you.
Strange chap in the photo :o)

3 Dec, 2008

 

Hope your rose does ok for you.

3 Dec, 2008

 

my house used to ivy growing up the front , it had been removed before we saw the house but when we moved in i found a lot of dead ivy in the loft. also found the stump starting to sprout again so attacked it with root & stump killer , this did the trick!! hope the rose does well.......steve

3 Dec, 2008

 

It will smell gorgeous too!

3 Dec, 2008

 

At our Kent house, the side wall looked very bare - so I planted a 'Paddy's Pride' Ivy. It grew like Topsy - it spread all over the wall with a trunk like a tree. Mind you, it was great for Christmas decorations! BUT it was getting invasive - pushing the coving off the roof. M husband found that he was allergic to it as well, so pruning it was a nightmare.

One day I saw dead leaves - I also saw that the trunk had been sawn through. My husband had MURDERED my Ivy! On reflection, he had to - but I was very upset at the time. He had actually done the deed a whole year before the leaves died!

So our wall ended up bare again - it faced the wrong way for roses. :-(

3 Dec, 2008

amy
Amy
 

I called my husband to read your message Spritz because that is exactly the kind of thing that he would do ., and did he laugh .... LOL

3 Dec, 2008

 

I planted a 'Goldheart' ivy because I read a book by a TV gardener that said it only reached six feet in height. I find myself trimming the top about six times a year to keep it at eight feet :-(

3 Dec, 2008

amy
Amy
 

They don,t always tell the truth do they Andrew , I must admit I did like it but it was hard work .........:0)

3 Dec, 2008

 

I like roses growing up a wall. It should look great next summer Amy.

4 Dec, 2008

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