My Mystery Roses












 I'm in urgent need of help.I've got nearly 30 roses in my garden and these 3 are the only ones i don't know the names of.The first one is a short climber which i bought about 10 years ago,the 2nd one is a Hybrid Tea and the last one is some kind of Bush about 4 feet high.I would be really gratefull of identifying even one of them.


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 12,089

    Have you had a look at Peter Beales roses? The site helps with identification.

  • Thanks Busy-Lizzie,but i was hoping maybe someone had seen one or bought one of these themselves.Not to worry.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    You would need far more information than a photograph could give us to be able to make a proper identification - the Peter Beales website is amazing - you're very likely to find your roses there.

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • reb4reb4 Posts: 54

    Could number 2 be Remember Me? I would love to see a picture of your 30 roses.

  • reb4,if you would like to see the rest of my roses,just look in David Austin's rose catologue as about 17 of them are from there.i.e Winchester Cathedral,darcey Bussell,Mary Rose,St Swithun,Gertrude jeekal,The Pilgrim amongst others. 

  • Dovefromabove,thanks for the advice and i did check out the Peter Beales website and it was really good but it was'nt conclusive so i'll just carry on knowing the other 20 or so roses that i have got,thanks anyway and Busy-Lizzie and reb4 thank you all for your help.

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...I'll have a go with a couple Graham but like others have said, it's almost impossible to be precise... it always helps to see the whole bush, clear close ups of the flowers - a spray is best... and leaves too... also how long you've had them and anything else really..

    this first one 'Tangerine Tango' is a climber, which corresponds to your description..

    have a look anyway and see what you think.. the 3rd photo we would need to see a lot more than that...



  • Thanks Salino,but i think i may have worked out possibly two of them.The hybrid tea rose could be Alpine Sunset as the size and flower head seam pretty similar,and the one i've got most faith in is the climber which i'm about 90% sure is Warm Welcome because that matches all the criteria for that one.As for the last one ith the dodgy photo.Well it's only just starting to flower so i might know more next week.I may be wrong on the other two but what do you think?Any way thanks for your help.Having just checked your garden rose index they are both good shouts.

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ...that's a nice one isn't it..Alpine Sunset... yes looks spot on... the orange one.. I expect you're right of course....although 2 things.. I notice a fair bit of black spot on yours.. Austin's are noted for their disease resistance but could be cultivation issue going on there... and this one also flowers in clusters rather than a single flower that you have which looks odd.. maybe it's suffering a bit and obviously not as it's best...

    go with those if you're happy with them...  certainly a very bright dazzling orange that one...I would struggle to fit that colour in...image

    what other Austin's have you got... and are you happy with them all so far...?

  • Hello Salino,yes i do get a bit of black spot on some of my roses but i don't bother quite so much with spraying these roses as they are not my best or favourite rosesas they are some of my cheapies from Homebase.also it gets Aphids on them by not spraying and that helps the ladybirds,if i ever see any this year.I am very happy with my David Austin roses,and i do look after them,and they have been amazing this year,although looking around other gardens this summer,so have everyone else's.AS for those 3 roses,I am not saying I am right,far from it.I thought yours were good shouts,but just that my 3 shouts wereAlpine Sunset or Chicago Peace for the hybrid tea,warm welcome for theclimber and i think Ballerina for the bush rose.I'm probably miles off.Anyway thanks for your help.

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