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My New David Austin Roses

VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 601
Hi peeps ive just brought 3 David Austin Roses and they are so beautiful. Only ever kept one rose before i brought these 3. I must say David Austin has great selection and the delivery & service is top notch. All roses were delivered in great condition and boxed in really good packaging. I've placed pictures of my new roses below. Anyone else got pictures any of these roses  they have.

Lady of Shalott




Princess Alexandra of Kent




Wollerton Old Hall

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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,262
    As you say, beautiful roses.
  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 834
    I have Princess Alexandra of Kent. Such a deep colour, and such a beautiful scent. Hope you find, as I have done, that they just get better and better! 

  • They look beautiful! I have two David Austin roses (‘Golden Celebration’ and ‘Brother Cadfael’) and the fragrance is just incredible-but I have to say I’ve been slightly disappointed as the blooms are very droopy; as soon as the buds open they sink to the ground, it’s as if the stems aren’t strong enough to support the weight of the flower. Yours look lovely and upright though, I must be doing something wrong!
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,217
    I had same problem but once they were out of pots and into the ground they are so much better. Mine are at my Allotment as I live in a rented house and grow everything in pots but the roses were not happy whatever I did. After just 4 months in the ground they are so much healthier!
  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,182
    edited August 2018
    Nice roses  :) I bought lady of shallot earlier this year, Golden celebration late last year, I have Generous gardener and mary rose all of them are lovely especially generous gardener. 

    I hope you have planted them in mostly john innes soil base compost if they are staying in pots permanently. 
  • TooeyTooey Posts: 95
    I brought Wollerton Old Hall earlier this year and it's just beautiful. I love the way the flowers fade as they age
  • Janie BJanie B LincolnshirePosts: 834
    They look beautiful! I have two David Austin roses (‘Golden Celebration’ and ‘Brother Cadfael’) and the fragrance is just incredible-but I have to say I’ve been slightly disappointed as the blooms are very droopy; as soon as the buds open they sink to the ground, it’s as if the stems aren’t strong enough to support the weight of the flower. Yours look lovely and upright though, I must be doing something wrong!
    I think there was a thread on here a little while ago, where someone mentioned that DA had concentrated more on developing the amazing blooms, and not so much on making sure that the stems were strong enough (or something like that). My roses are so much stronger now (a few years on), and the heads are held more upright. 
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,593
    I find David Austin roses take a couple of years to settle down and can be droopy at first but once steadied and their roots down then they are stunning.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Good to hear, mine are only a year old so hoping they’ll toughen up and face the sky!
  • HazybHazyb Posts: 329
    Beautiful roses. 

    I plan to get one this time next year. Got a whole year to decide which one. 😁 my new border which is yet to be dug is going to need some height without being huge so something that can be trained to climb a 6 foot fence perhaps. 




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