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Rose Planting in December...

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One of the benefits of a mild winter is that we can keep on buying bare root roses and getting them in the ground ready for next summer. Here are two I bought and planted this week because I had them in my last garden and really missed them!

Rosa ‘Reine Des Violettes’

Rosa ‘Souvenir Du Docteur Jamain’

Now all I have to do is wait six months!

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Wow those are such fabulous roses K...I can see why you have missed them..

17 Dec, 2015

 

Yes. There is an article on Sissinghurst roses in this months Gardens Illustrated that got me remembering some of my 'old friends'. Neither of these two is easy. The Queen of Violets is very lax, and The Dr. Is very disease prone and needs regular spraying. But they are both just stunning flowers.

17 Dec, 2015

 

Both are very special, really lovely colours.

17 Dec, 2015

 

Those are great Karen. I have two 'Reine de Violette', they are prolific, and take well to heavy pruning.

18 Dec, 2015

 

Karen what stunning colours - I am making a note of them for our next visit to the garden centre - are they perfumed?- a favourite of mine is Prince Charles but we haven't bought it yet but it is on our wish list - that one is a gorgeous cerise pink - and has a wonderful perfume - we live quite close to a David Austin Rose Garden so visit a lot - Jane

18 Dec, 2015

 

Beautiful colours on both of those Roses, worth the effort I am sure.

18 Dec, 2015

 

Gorgeous roses Karen.

18 Dec, 2015

 

Two all time favourites, the looks, the fragrance.....so worth waiting for.

19 Dec, 2015

 

I would say so, yes Timmy. While its dormant.

19 Dec, 2015

 

Jane...yes, both have great perfume.

19 Dec, 2015

 

Michaella...thanks...The one I had at my last house grew as a climber. This one will need to be a shrub, so it will be well-pruned. :)

19 Dec, 2015

 

Thanks everyone for your comments. It is ridiculously mild here. 14C when I got up today. We would have been so happy to have 14 this summer. We struggled to get into double figures all through May to September. But at this time of year we could do with some colder brighter days. This incessant gloom and wet is very hard to cope with. Both of my sunlight lamps are on constantly, and I get out as much as I can, but still feel very tired and have very low energy. Come back winter...all is forgiven!

19 Dec, 2015

 

I wonder if the plants will be tired of flowering by the time the true spring comes and not give us a display then?

19 Dec, 2015

 

The roses look very posh Karen. Its hard believe the weather conditions now are similar to your summer, weird, what's going on. The shortest day will soon be out of the way, thank goodness.

19 Dec, 2015

 

Yes! Two days to go Dawn!! I am making a big sun-cake to celebrate the Winter solstice! :))

19 Dec, 2015

 

Never heard of a sun cake Karen, you must show us when baked 😁

20 Dec, 2015

 

Oh, I've just called it 'Sun Cake' Dawn because it's big round and yellow. it's actually a Nigella recipe from her new series and it's made using lovely yellow Polenta!

21 Dec, 2015

 

You are soooo creative Karen, hope you enjoyed it.

22 Dec, 2015

 

It was really good Dawn, thanks. And. So easy to make too!

22 Dec, 2015

 

It seems to be the same everywhere in UK this winter. Dreary,damp,windy, rainy. Our friends in the West Country say just the same there and too warm. Must save on heating costs though? Some have been swamped with wetness and floods. That must be awful. That rose is a marvellous colour too. Positive thinking Karen to dwell on the flack of frosts and the opportunity to....keep on planting

26 Dec, 2015

 

Thanks Dorjac. Lovely to hear from you!

26 Dec, 2015

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