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An 'Absolutely Fabulous' rose...

MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,341
That is its name as it's sold here.... correctly it should be 'Julia Child' who was an American chef much like our own Mary Berry or Delia Smith...  

A quite superb yellow floribunda/shrub rose, tolerant of poor soils and blazing heat...
Always in bloom...  and look at the large glossy healthy foliage...
Rather thorny is its only cautionary element...  the scent is of aniseed or toffee perhaps...


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  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,341
    Thank you Mrs Glaze, I'm glad you liked it..
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,215
    Gorgeous rose is it a DA? My Graham Thomas is so badly afflicted with black spot I may have to give up on it and I always like to have a yellow rose in memory of my Dad, one of the only flowers he liked. 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,341
    edited July 2018
    Thank you Debs... not it's not a DA rose, it's an American bred rose from around 2004, one from noted hybridizer Tom Carruth, who has bred some fantastic roses, including 'Ebb Tide' and 'Night Owl', ...  it was imported and trialled here a few years ago...   

    The late chef Julia Child chose this rose from a batch to name after her, however as is often the case, roses change their names from country to country... not something I agree with actually...

    Other yellows I can recommend to you from David Austin's would be 'Blythe Spirit', a much underrated shrub rose, which is still in full bloom, unwatered, and mixes well into a shrub border, with its small understated semi double blooms, or 'The Poet's Wife' which has a citrus scent and always producing flowers... quite large blooms on this one too...

    Another is 'Golden Beauty' [originally called 'South Africa'], and an exceptional yellow...

    There are lots of others, yellow and pink are everywhere in roses...
  • ChrisWMChrisWM West Berkshire Posts: 203
    A very nice specimen. 
    If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Cicero
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845
    I have vowed not to waste my dosh on da roses as I have mysteriously lost several roses this year all d a ones.
    my Ab Fab is doing well but the Pilgrim has died.  

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,670
    Can vouch for Golden Beauty, it certainly lives up to its name.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,215
    I haven't had much success so far with DA roses but am hoping their new sunny bed in fairly clayey soil in the allotment will save the day and have been inspired by Marlorena to have patience and give them a few more years. 
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 13,969
    M, your advice has been invaluable.
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