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..the new ROSE season 2020...

MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,862
I know it's a bit early but with the mild winter things are moving forward rather quickly...

Please show your roses, and also you are welcome to highlight any companion plantings you think are especially good.. we can all learn from that... and don't worry if your landscaping is not great - mine isn't either... it's the roses we want to see ...

.here are 3 David Austin roses I planted today..
'The Country Parson'.. looking a bit scary I must say... 

'Silas Marner'...

'Windflower'... one of the late David Austin's favourite roses...

..this might be my earliest to flower.. 'Marie Pavie' a Polyantha rose...

..this is 'Kew Gardens'...

East Anglia, England


  • Seeing yours is making me think maybe I should just prune them hard now... 🙄
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  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,862
    I have a number of new roses in plastic pots to be planted later in the year... they are all potted up in garden soil, [no compost].. they grow very well in my soil which is a sandy loam, with a little fertilizer added..

    ..the most ahead of these is 'Souvenir de St. Anne's a Bourbon rose.. the garden I sometimes plant in groups of 3.
    3 x 'Munstead Wood' planted 18 inches apart...

    ..these are 3 x 'Anne Boleyn' roses...  difficult to tell apart.. they merge when in bloom..

    East Anglia, England
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,174
    Gosh @Marlorena - what a lot of lovely roses!  Looking at yours in pots, I realize now why my 5 were cheap, most of them only have two branches at the base and I remember you saying last year that we should choose ones with 3-5 branches. Nevertheless , it was just a punt on my side, I was curious to see how they performed. So far they are all sporting new growth and looking healthy. If this rain ever stops, I'll take some photos.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,862
    ..thank you Lizzie... I'm sure yours will do just fine... looking forward to seeing them very much..

    ...hope everyone has their new DA catalogue.. mine came today... I must say that photo of 'Gertrude Jekyll'  in a Wiltshire garden is just outstanding... when that rose is grown well, it's difficult to beat..

    East Anglia, England
  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,320
    Happy to see the new thread. Here are some of my roses, for anyone enthusiastic enough to enjoy them in this stage.

    La Belle Rouge (modern shrub). Looked good when arrived (huge number of canes) and looks good now. It looks like it's going to be a vigorous one.
    Unknown red, I think it is the same red I have in my main rose border but I am not 100% sure. It has the nicest red foliage in spring. It is in a smallish pot now because I am not sure if I am going to keep it.
    Crépuscule (noisette) looks good. I am not sure how this one will do here but it is on a south-facing fence, getting the best chance I can give her.
    Tiny hips still on Claire Jolly (a hybrid musk by Lens, should only grow to 50-60cm). I should cut them soon.
    Vick's Caprice (hybrid perpetual) in a temporary pot, it will go to the main rose border later this spring, I just need to move a not exactly small camellia.
    And the last one for now, Olivia Rose Austin, pretty foliage too. I expect this one to do well here.
    With the exception of the unknown red, these are all autumn planted bare-roots. My other roses are slightly behind because I only pruned them a week or two ago, they are just starting to grow new foliage.

  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,335
    Oh great! Gosh The Country Parson is a thorny chap isn’t he!

    Got my handbook as well today.

    Photo on the front is Princess Alexandra of Kent I think Marlorena. There’s lots of great photos in this one. Including a new one of Eustacia Vye, which I like.

    And a photo of Emily Bronte where they specifically show the fading to cream and they mention in the description too. That’s a new addition since last year.
    East Yorkshire
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,862
    edited March 2020
    ..yes that's PAOK - another gorgeous Austin... 'Gertrude J' is on a couple of pages towards the middle, looking quite splendid on a Wiltshire wall... enough to make anyone want that rose..

    ..I don't have Emily Bronte, so I'm looking forward to photos of that one later..

    @edhelka... splendid roses... some we don't hear about too much.. I like those hips on Claire Jolly... Lens does some great roses.. 
    East Anglia, England
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,836
    I was quite disappointed when I went on the DA website. Only specified white/cream and short climber, so not too narrow a category (I thought) but only had a choice of two. ☹
  • Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,335
    I was quite disappointed when I went on the DA website. Only specified white/cream and short climber, so not too narrow a category (I thought) but only had a choice of two. ☹
    You could also look at medium/large white/cream shrubs and train them as a climber if you only need something short.
    East Yorkshire
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