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Is this rose Gertrude Jekyll?

newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,652

South West London


  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,555
    It certainly looks like it. Does it have the most wonderfully strong rose scent?
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,976
    I can only say it looks extremely like my GJ's.
    GJ is well known for its wonderful scent
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  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,652
    If it isn't then any idea what it could be? I cant keep going past neighbour's house to smell it  ;)
    I need to get one for myself!
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  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,652

    Yes it smells lovely. 
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  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,652
    And this one? Is it GJ too?

    I dont have closeup of this one. 
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  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,278
    I would say yes to both.
  • newbie77newbie77 Posts: 1,652
    Thank you. All mystery fragrant pink roses sorted in neighborhood  :)

    Now if only i could get my baby GJ to grow quickly and bloom like that 😄
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  • oh wow, my GJ is now 3 years old and looks nothing like that (mine is still tiny!).  Would this be the climber version of GJ or does the shrub version grow this big too?
  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,278
    The shrub version and climber version is the same rose, there is no difference. This is how it should look when happy and mature (and unpruned probably). Don't feel bad, @cats_and_dogs my 4+ years Gertrude also doesn't look like that or nowhere near that.
  • @edhelka good to hear I'm not the only one whose GJ is taking it's time to get going! Let's hope ours start looking as good as the rose in these photos soon! 
     On David Austin's website it has two versions of GJ for sale, one listed as a shrub growing to 3x4 and the climber version height showing as 8ft, so I don't think it can be the same rose?
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