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KiliKili Posts: 858
edited May 2018 in Plants
Hi guys, any Rose guru's out there?

I've been lucky enough to be given a Rose called Ruby Anniversary as a gift . Reading the label it states to place it in a border but, I wondered if any of you lovely people who have, grown or have an intrest in roses can advise if this rose would flourish in a large pot as I would prefer not to place it in my border at the moment?

Its in a small pot now and looking healthy enough but then it would having come from the nursery. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated.



Regards
Kili

'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

George Bernard Shaw'

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  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,986
    This link to DA roses indicates that many roses are suitable for pots as long as the pot is large enough for that particular rose.

    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/specific-situations/pots-containers

    I can't quite see what the ultimate size of your rose is. If it's a smallish one it will be fine in a large pot. If it's a big one it will also be fine in a large pot for a season or two but would then probably be better off in the ground.

    Don't forget it will need plenty of water and some feed - roses are thirsty, hungry plants. If it's not well tended it will probably succumb to black spot, aphids etc etc

    Oh - and congratulations if that's appropriate :)
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,356
    I would say Yes, to that, definitely suitable for a pot.   Don't worry about it, I've seen much larger growing roses than that one grown in pots that are often not as big as you think they ought to be... so, go ahead would be my advice...
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    This is our Ruby Rose a few months after planting in a pot - as you can see it was doing incredibly well.  It was fed and watered and really flourished.  We have now moved it into a border where it appears to be struggling.  However it probably didn't like being moved from shop pot, to our big blue pot and then into the border, all within 18 months, so I would say if you have any doubts then plant directly from shop pot to border. The label did state that this rose is suitable for a pot, it really depends just how big the pot is that you intend to plant the rose into.
  • KiliKili Posts: 858
    Topbird said:
    This link to DA roses indicates that many roses are suitable for pots as long as the pot is large enough for that particular rose.

    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/specific-situations/pots-containers

    I can't quite see what the ultimate size of your rose is. If it's a smallish one it will be fine in a large pot. If it's a big one it will also be fine in a large pot for a season or two but would then probably be better off in the ground.

    Don't forget it will need plenty of water and some feed - roses are thirsty, hungry plants. If it's not well tended it will probably succumb to black spot, aphids etc etc

    Oh - and congratulations if that's appropriate :)
    Thanks Topbird yes its congratulations. I've asked for a reduced sentence but the Misses wont have it lol... ;)

    I'll check out the link thanks for your time.

    Kili

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

  • KiliKili Posts: 858
    edited May 2018
    This is our Ruby Rose a few months after planting in a pot - as you can see it was doing incredibly well.  It was fed and watered and really flourished.  We have now moved it into a border where it appears to be struggling.  However it probably didn't like being moved from shop pot, to our big blue pot and then into the border, all within 18 months, so I would say if you have any doubts then plant directly from shop pot to border. The label did state that this rose is suitable for a pot, it really depends just how big the pot is that you intend to plant the rose into.
    Thanks Guernsey  Donkey. Looks very nice. I think I'll try it in a pot for now. Might be in your neck of the woods next week visiting the Mother in Law if the Misses gets in to gear and books the flight.

    Oh how I wish Aurigny were still running the old Trislanders. I remember going to the airport into their hut buy the ticket and out the back door on to the tarmac and away. 15 minutes later landed.

    What a b***** farce now to visit our sister isle. C'est La Vie

    Many Thanks
    Kili.

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

  • KiliKili Posts: 858
    Marlorena said:
    I would say Yes, to that, definitely suitable for a pot.   Don't worry about it, I've seen much larger growing roses than that one grown in pots that are often not as big as you think they ought to be... so, go ahead would be my advice...
    Thanks Marlorena. I think I will do as you suggest. Can I jump straight to a large pot rather than go up in stages to a slightly larger pot and so on?

    regards kili

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    We didn't bother with various sized pots, initially wetransferred it from shop pot into the large blue pot in one go. I must say I wish we hadn't moved it into the bed now.  C'est la vie!
    Yes, I agree with you that travelling between islands is such a farce now - and reminisce for the days when the Aurigny operated constantly throughout the day, with little bother and at a reasonable cost. Enjoy your visit to our beautiful island!
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