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Rose discount - BEALES... this Friday...

MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,404

...only 24 to choose from.... but I know some of these are really good roses...
East Anglia, England


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 10,804
    Oh @Marlorena, you're so naughty tempting us again to buy yet more roses!  it is a good discount though. I'm favouring Hot Chocolate, Rosa Mundi and adore Royal William, a  HT with the most beautiful deep dark red blooms  with a lovely perfume.
    Alas, no more room for anymore.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • I'm trying to be strong... plenty of room, but no beds prepared yet.  Next year...

    Rosa mundi is my avatar photo, @Lizzie27.  I grew it in my garden in the Pennines (left it behind in October, but I have a cutting growing, I think); the garden was more or less on the old boundary between Yorkshire and Lancashire, and I liked the history behind the rose, which is also known as the "Lancs and Yorks" rose (because of the red & white stripes, I presume).  Lovely scent.  Doesn't repeat flower though, and sometimes gets horrible blackspot.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • NollieNollie Posts: 6,749
    Hexagon said:
    I don’t know why, but I’m finding phyllis bide and Claude Monet appealing, when I normally wouldn’t find such weird colours attractive.
    Ah, the lure of the sales, Hexagon! If you like them enough to have chosen them and  to pay full price, go for it. 

    Yes a good discount, but I was disappointed to see it was only on a limited selection, rather than an (admittedly lesser) discount across the whole range like DA do, because of course the two I want to order from Beales are not there. Darn!
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,404
    ..St. Ethelburga… would be my choice if only to have one.... but I resist for now..

    ..incidentally.. Liriodendron mentions 'Rosa Mundi'... I know it's a pain in the rear when someone comes along in know-it-all fashion and makes a correction, but just for the record.. Rosa Mundi is not the York and Lancaster rose... that's a different one...'s long been confused between the two... even Gertrude Jekyll made the mistake... but Rosa Mundi is more correctly Rosa gallica 'Versicolor'.... and the York and Lancaster rose is Rosa damascaena versicolor... some blooms are light pink and other blooms are white, both colours on the same plant... not exactly red and white but that's how they saw it in those days...  R Mundi has splashes and stripes of light pink on deeper pink blooms... and of course is known as R Mundi after Fair Rosamund - Rosamund Clifford, mistress of Henry II... although it's not known for certain if this rose was around at that time.. the 1170's.. .. as it was first recorded in the 1500's...  

    ...rose history fascinates me.... sorry if that's too much information there... 

    East Anglia, England
  • Ooh.  Thanks, @Marlorena... I stand corrected!  No offence taken.  I might have been disappointed to find I'd got it wrong when in my previous garden though...  If my cutting continues to grow and thrive for me here in Ireland, I'll give it a label with its proper name.   :)
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
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