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Rose planting!


By gwendas


Hi everyone!
Have loved reading all your comments on my Heligan photos and blog! Thankyou!
And so chuffed it’s gone into garden encyclopedia – thanks Jaque.
Well I must admit to not having been out in my garden but thanks to my dear ‘father in law’ I have 3 new bare rooted roses in situ! They arrived from David Austin yesterday and he ‘volunteered’ to put them in for me today while I was in school!
I have now got Crown Princess Margareta, an English Rose as a climber, in the back garden. This variety likes the sun and is a lovely apricot-orange with a strong fruity fragrance. In the front garden I needed 2 roses to go against the fence that would tolerate shade so I chose another climbing English rose called Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Rog really fancied this bright crimson one- and a Noisette climber called Mme. Alfred Carriere which is an Old Rose that is white tinted with flesh pink. Can’t wait to show you them in bloom! All of them are supposed to be hardy and reliable – hope that means foolproof!
Have just caught up on my recorded Gardener’s World from last Friday’s Halloween episode – missed all of that as Rog and I were away. Lovely Autumn programme. Didn’t those vivid orange sorbet violas look great with the dark grass?
Hoping for good weather at weekend to plant up my tulip pots with a mixture called Mysterious Blend – dark red and cream ones I hope! Also need to clear up yet more oak leaves to stop them smothering my newly planted shady border.
Hopes alls well with you all? Off now to check out some of your new photos!
Jo x

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Great Blog Gwendas& those New Roses&Tulips sound Fab :)Make sure u post some pics in new yr of all the yummi Flowers :)X

4 Nov, 2008


Leaves! I am dreaming about raking up leaves at the moment! It's good exercise, I suppose, but I'd rather be planting up pots, Gwenda.What are you going to plant in the top of the pots? And yes, I loved that colour combination on Gardeners' World!
Your roses sound lovely. I'll be looking out for the photos in the summer. :-)

4 Nov, 2008


I like the description of your roses. I hope they do well for you. Please show photos of them next year.

5 Nov, 2008


Oh no Spritz! Hadn't thought about planting on top of tulips - suggestions welcome!? Have already got violas, pansies and cyclamen so fancy something different. Do like the look of David's ornamental cabbages and grasses together - have you seen? You do lovely planting Spritz so give me some ideas? I love your skimmias but they like an acid soil don't they so would that be ok with tulips? Now I'm waffling!
Jo x

5 Nov, 2008

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