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Roses in my garden


After saying i wouldn’t have any Roses as i thought they were too much trouble i find i have quite a few lol!!! Nor are they as much trouble as i thought,

Golden Showers a climber, and Pink Perpetue also a climber, i have a few climbers to try and cover the fence along with Clematis, the Clematis haven’t done well this year i don’t know why unless the bad winter has affected them. the other roses i have are,

‘Iceberg’ climber and ‘Schoolgirl’, climber. Iceberg is a good one for lots of flowers on one stem lightly scented its very pretty. Schoolgirl is more ‘blousy’ i think but lovely none the less!

This one is ‘Danse de Feu’, lovely rosebuds and scented also a climber.
The others i have are not yet in flower, i have 2 ‘Cliff Richard’ 1 ‘Scarlett’ and an un-named white and a ‘Ruby Wedding’ Also ‘Compassion’ that one was from David Austin and is a lovely healthy plant well worth the money.
So as you can see for someone who didn’t want any roses i sure have a few!!!

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Your roses are lovely SW! You're looking after them well too, they are beautifully healthy! I think you've been converted!

3 Jun, 2011


You have some lovely blooms Sk, I think all the roses are doing really well this year, you are like my youngest daughter, she always said no to roses in her garden, however they moved house last Oct. and now has inherited lots of them in the new garden, she goes around daily smelling each bush as it comes into flower and has decided they are amazing, lol...

3 Jun, 2011


Pink Perpetue looks gorgeous, Sk. I'm like you, only had one 'patio Rose' for years and now have climbers, a rambler and bush Roses. Don't know why I didn't have some before! Arthur Bell is a lovely, yellow climber with an amazing scent. Not that I'm trying to add to your collection ... lol!

3 Jun, 2011


You have some beautiful roses there Sewingkilla :)))

3 Jun, 2011


Lovely roses. I agree this is a good year for roses.
Even my roses which in most years suffer badly from disease, they are doing fine........ at the moment.

3 Jun, 2011


I know what you mean about the clematis,mines very poor tho i did have a nice one in the back,my rose e harkness gave me eight blooms in its first growth this year and i have a nice pink in the front,ive been contemplateing getting golden showers as i dont have a yellow,the three rose bushs i got in may are dead,my own fault for thinking i was getting a bargain

4 Jun, 2011


Two of your varieties are on my wish list too....Ruby Wedding and Compassion. I will be ordering those soon (in advance) so I will be sure to have them when they become available for the next growing season.

Your roses are so healthy and you have a great variety. I am pleased for you they are doing so well, changing your ideas completely about having roses in the garden :)

6 Jun, 2011


pretty roses..... its nice to have a few in the garden...

12 Jun, 2011


love ur roses .......... i started collecting them too last year and now have over 60 lol , so watch out 4 rose fever lol ............. you cud soon lose count too haha ,
but wot the hell they are gawjuss , and a rose 4 every month !!! i have iceburge climer as well .

12 Jun, 2011


wow cristina you do have a lot... i havnt room for any more....

12 Jun, 2011


Well your choice of roses is lovely. I have the Schoolgirl climber but it doesn't do as well here.

14 Jun, 2011


am kinda getting bit sho rt on room as well lol
just noticed your last pic !!! just bought that one , it was only £2 50 lol ................. so had to have it !!

16 Jun, 2011


: O )))

18 Jun, 2011

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