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ROSES - Spring/Summer 2023...

MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,385
Off we go again... please show your roses, even if you only have 1, we would like to see it..  Companion plantings and mischievous garden helpers - all welcome..

After rummaging around my vast acreage of 35 roses, I found my first bud.. accompanied by weird hyena like sounds on its discovery.. first Clematis opening.. this is 'Wesselton'..

East Anglia, England


  • EustaceEustace Posts: 1,493
    Thanks @Marlorena for starting this new thread. Ooh, buds, how exciting 🙂 I'm away for the next 2 weeks; so will be living rather vicariously through this thread. 🙂
    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 :)

  • WAMSWAMS Posts: 1,216
    Wow, buds. Think mine are still a few weeks off buds... (...but it would probably be a good idea to prune those final two roses I have been dragging my heels over. Gabriel Oak and Super Excelsa.)

    Thanks for the new thread! 
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,690
    Thanks @Marlorena for starting this thread. Hopefully it will be full of everyone's beautiful flowers this summer, can't wait. 😁
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,385
    edited 19 March
    ..that's ok, thank you.

    Masses of buds there @cooldoc  way ahead of most of us I expect.. even Nollie might have trouble keeping up with you this season..  Nice foliage on those too..

    I think a light coloured leaf like your Aralia would go well with some dark roses like Munstead Wood if you happen to have it, or a dark red rose that doesn't turn pink..

    If your shady border is not overhung with trees or shrubs and is otherwise open, you might like 'Scented Garden'.. it grows well in my garden with little sun until late afternoon.. but most shrub roses will give you blooms in that location, I would avoid Hybrid Teas.. 
    East Anglia, England
  • cooldoccooldoc Posts: 603
    no way I would beat Nollie at that.. would be even later than some of you.. they did the same last year as well, but then remained as buds for ages as the climate wasn't suitable enough...
    A rose lover from West midlands
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,385
    Hopefully some might open late April? cooldoc..   fingers crossed for those..  Wind is my enemy here and they can get dislodged... sparrows too when they arrive..

    'Summer  Sweetheart' looks in good shape.. I think Victoria Sponge has that rose Alfie..

    I rather like the name Penstemon 'Cha Cha Purple'.. I would buy that..

    East Anglia, England
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