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D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,731

Hello this is from a friend looking for advice, any ideas? Thanks.

"Hello, I'm after some advice as you know about roses (bizarrely that auto corrected to tossers!). Someone bought me a miniature patio rose for my birthday, it's still flowering so presumably it's been in a greenhouse. Do you think it would be safe to put it in a patio tub in the garden at this time of year? It's only in a little plastic pot at the moment. I was a bit worried it might have a bit of a shock about the colder weather."

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,164

    I have never had much luck with miniature roses that are bought as presents and put out into the garden. They seem to be only fit for an indoor life. There they then always romp away, growing taller and taller, but never flowering with the vigour that they originally had. A typical case of unnatural, selective breeding.

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  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,731

    Funnily enough those were my first thoughts but I wanted to check before I let my friend know, shame for a birthday present to be so short lived. And it was a 'special' birthday too. image 

    Thanks for the quick response too. image

    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,164

    Maybe others will differ in their thoughts. Maybe I'm just a great lummox when It comes to dainty thingsimage

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  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,731

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    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,568

    It may depend on the variety.

    Too many years ago I was given a Ballerina miniature rose. I planted it outside after a few weeks and it lived happily in the garden for many years

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  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,683

    One year I was given a pot containing two minature roses for mothers day.  I have no idea what the variety was.  I put them in the garden once they had finished flowering and they lasted in the garden for about 3 years until I tried to move them.  That being said I did put them in during the summer so they had a while to settle in before the winter.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,731

    Thanks all.image

    I have a ballerina, little thing does marvellously considering the neglect it has suffered. Hope it doesn't sulk now I am giving it TLC. image

    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • I was given a miniature rose, potted it up in some compost and placed it near to the house on my patio where it has some shelter. It has grown beautifully for years.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,499

    I think it depends on whether we're talking about those tiny little roses one can buy in pots/baskets which are so small they can sit on a windowsill, or whether we're talking about a patio rose - which are varieties of rose  with compact growth which are sold with the advice that they do well in containers on patios etc.  e.g. http://www.primrose.co.uk/-p-66005.html?adtype=pla&kwd=&gclid=CPPXv6vNv8ECFbHHtAod3UoABw

    They're really quite different.

     

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 18,508

    My tiny roses lasted about a year in a pot outside, but I was given them in the spring. My patio rose lasted about 4 years, don't know why it died.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
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