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BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
Hi all, I am trying again to see if anyone knows what type of plant this is. I have previously posted it but didn't get much response.  I saw it outside a college on the main rd In a big bed last summer.  I'm presuming possibly planted by the council. The flowers were quite small and the smell was amazing.  Apologies for the droopy image, I brought it home on the bus 😁 thanks in advance.  



  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080
    It’s a rose, I’ve no idea of the name of it, sorry. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
    No problem @Lyn thank you for replying. 
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080
    Maybe @Marlorena will know she’s our resident rose expert. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 27,014
    Margaret Merrill has an amazing scent and smallish white flowers
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • HelixHelix Posts: 631
    This sounds churlish, but I hope the piece was already broken off before you took it?  I get a bit exasperated by people who take things from public planting beds....  
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,847
    Yes, much better to take a photo.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
    edited May 2019
    Thank you @Lyn and also @B3 I shall take a look at Margaret Merrill. 

    Yes @Helix churlish indeed, also irrelevant to the question i asked. (Exasperating to me) and personally I feel a poor choice of words.  However your comment was helpful to me in making a decision to leave the forum after much thought yesterday. 

    Despite being rather thick skinned 
    sometimes I find it can be a little daunting posting here being a less confident gardener and sometimes feeling like I'm asking silly questions however most of the time have been met with helpful friendly advice and a fantastic array of humour. 

    Having looked up your choice of words yesterday (Churlish) I was quite surprised at the meaning.

    Rude in a mean-spirited and surly way. Rude, ill-mannered, discourteous, impolite, ungracious,
    unmannerly, uncivil.

    After much pondering I feel empathetic towards you for being all of the above and as you can probably tell found it hurtful. 
  • Bright starBright star Posts: 1,153
    Well said Butsnest
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • BurtsnestBurtsnest Posts: 174
    Thank you @Bright star 
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080
    @Burtsnest. No need to leave, just click on ‘ignore’ for the people you don’t like. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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