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The (Late, Bare) Rose Season 2019

NollieNollie Posts: 7,061
Missing the old rose chat, so hoping contributors to @Marlorena ‘s old thread might join in and share any late purchases and plans!

My bare root roses finally arrived late this afternoon from TCL, temporarily dunked in a bucket of water:

I was surprised to see I have a Soul (Tantau) rose in there, I have absolutely NO recollection of ordering that one! Plus I noticed a label saying ‘Sweet Pretty’ (?) but having looked it up, this is another name for Astronomia, which I do recall ordering. The full list is:

Pink/purple for the new rose border:
Burgundy Ice
Diamond Eyes
La Rose de Molinard
Princess Sibilla de Luxembourg (Stormy Weather)
Sweet Pretty (Astronomia)

Reds and Oranges:
The Prince (for a large pot)
The Princes’s Trust (for the hot border)
Moyesii Geranium (for the hot border)
Warm Welcome (another one, this time for my Oranges and Lemons border)

Still got to order Beales’ Ivor’s Rose for the new border, but minimum postage is £20 to here, which makes it £36.45 for a bare root rose 😮  No wonder I keep putting it off!
Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.


  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,938
    ...they look so good... putting some of ours to shame really, considering the prices...  no I wouldn't pay that for the Beales rose either... when you don't know how it will do for you...
    ...nothing new from me but after the shortest day we shall turn the corner...
    East Anglia, England
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,199
    My 5 cheap bare root shrub roses (names unknown) have been potted up in the biggest pots I had, pots bubble wrapped against the frost, all seem to be surviving as far as I can tell. I won't know for certain until the Spring of course! But still excited.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Not much to report really. It’s very cold here now. Waiting to see if the last bud on The Generous Gardener will open. Malvern Hills is STILL growing noticeably and needing additional tying in. Noticed a new flower on that at the weekend. Suspect it’ll stop now we’ve had a few days on the trot of freezing temperatures.

    Most of mine are still in full leaf.

    There’s lots of growth already all over my November planted roses - especially on Desdemona and Scarborough Fair.
    East Yorkshire
  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,731
    I managed to dig out the borders for roses. A bit at a time but finally all done. All my 50 new roses have been potted up too. A lot of those done in torch light in rain but that was the only time my little girl was asleep so i could go out. 
    South West London
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,061
    Yes I am finding it increasingly difficult to justify paying UK prices and postage @Marlorena, given TCL’s average price is 5 euros a rose and €15 postage for the lot, makes it much easier on the wallet to experiment!

    Ivor’s Rose was going to be a large centre piece of my new border, assuming it thrives here, so I may see if I can time delivery to the UK so OH can bring it back... which would make it an easier-to-swallow £20.40.

    Looking forward to seeing your mystery roses next year, @Lizzie27 and if you manage to get any late blooms @Mr. Vine Eye. I have Climbing Iceberg with the odd bloom still on it, plus a lot of new growth and buds on Lady Emma Hamilton.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,061
    Good work, @newbie77, I’m still finishing off digging my new rose border, it’s taken months!
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,731
    @Nollie , i was thinking about you and all the stones in the border. luckily it wasnt very hard to dig in my garden. it is just very very wet and soggy and sticky clay. it had been raining for weeks now. At one time I was thinking that I should have gone for only 15-20 roses and rest could have been perennials in the border but now I am thinking it is good to go for mostly roses as main plants. The weather has been so unpredictive, and i dont have much time either to care for anything delicate as delphinium. Hopefully roses would be able to handle it better than delicate stuff.
    South West London
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,061
    50 new roses is pretty impressive/obsessive @newbie77! I am going for roughly 2/3 roses to 1/3 perennials in the new bed. I’m nearly there on the digging, final section to do then just got to rebuild and extend the collapsed end of the stone wall - plenty of material to hand now, but little experience in stone wall building. A New Year challenge!

    Spent the morning potting up the roses, want to leave the new bed to settle over winter. Now, wasn’t I meant to be decorating the Christmas tree this morning? Somehow it just slipped my mind...
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • So glad you got a La Rose de Molinard @Nollie mine is still in full leaf and my spare one in a pot has a small flower. Hope it grows well in your conditions.
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,199
    edited December 2019
    Dismayed to see this morning that following heavy rain and wind overnight, my lovely pink Eglantyne rose bloom had been blown off. I was only admiring it yesterday! There are however still some buds on it so I may get some more. The weather has deteriorated even further since lunchtime and is now howling round the house.
    @Newbie77 gosh, that's very impressive!
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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