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A Rose a day...

MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,331
edited February 2022 in Plants

I aim to highlight one rose each day, most from my own garden but some from elsewhere.. I have enough photos to cover about 90 roses, taking me through to early May.. Obviously this is a personal selection, many of which may not appeal to everyone..

Posted in alphabetical order, so I shall start with the 'A's.. limiting photos to 6 per rose.

If you have a plant collection yourself, with a considerable number of varieties, e.g. Clematis, I urge you to start a similar thread as I'm sure many of us would like to see them...

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' [Rawlins, UK 2001 – unnamed seedling x unnamed seedling]

Height up to about 2' 6'' [75cm], continuous blooming through summer. Semi-single to semi-double bloom form.. Buds almost black, petals rich, dark and velvety, redder in heat.. Grows well in a north facing site. Suffers black spot after the first flush but soon recovers..

I especially like the sparkling centre with glowing stamens... some fragrance..

tomorrow... 'Absolutely Fabulous'...

East Anglia, England


  • cooldoccooldoc Posts: 757
    that colour.. that contrast... If only the scent was strong, I would have definitely gone for this one...
    A rose lover from West midlands
  • What a great idea @Marlorena, I love seeing all your roses. Very jealous of course!
  • EustaceEustace Posts: 1,995
    Thanks @Marlorena for starting this thread. I have coveted this rose ever since you started posting photos of AMND.
    Oxford. The City of Dreaming Spires.
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils (roses). Taking a bit of liberty with Wordsworth :)

  • FireFire Posts: 17,332
    Wonderful. Thanks
  • TackTack Posts: 1,304
    I have a bad feeling I'll have bought more roses by May. At least I have the very lovely AMND and Ab Fab already, great start.
    Central southern England
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    Your roses are a joy! Thank you for sharing them with me.
  • EustaceEustace Posts: 1,995
    edited February 2022
    @Marlorena a very good review of AbFab👌👍. I have planted this bareroot this season 😀, so looking forward to beautiful yellow blooms.
    Oxford. The City of Dreaming Spires.
    And then my heart with pleasure fills,
    And dances with the daffodils (roses). Taking a bit of liberty with Wordsworth :)

  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,319
    Great thread Marlorena, I look forward to your daily posts.

    I love my Ab Fab/Julia Child too, such astonishingly continuous bloomers. I have a group of three (foolishly following stated sizes) but they merge together nicely and stay fairly compact, smaller than your single one - behaving according to the space allocated, perhaps. They also get blackspot pretty badly from mid-season onwards but produce new leaves with ease and keep on blooming regardless. My summer climate is hot and humid though, not exactly relevant to most members, so I’ll shut up now 😆  
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • BusylizBusyliz Posts: 138
    Fabulous Marolena. So envious.
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