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Discussion in 'Roses' started by Jack Sparrow, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. Jack Sparrow

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    i think I might like to buy my mum a rose plant for mother’s day. She hS no garden so it will have to stand in a pot near her back door. What kind of thing should I look for? How big should the container be? If I’d thought about it sooner I could have ordered something really pretty online. Now I’ll have to see what I can get locally.

    Thanks

    :snorky:

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      Not being stingy, but would any of the bare roots from B&M, Factory Shop etc be ok?

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        I know very little about Roses, but Mr Woo is a rose expert, so I'm sure he will be able to help you. He recently sent me a patio rose which can be kept in a container. I haven't planted it out yet due to the weather but it's in the porch and doing very well. I would think something like that might be suitable for your mum. It arrived in a nicely packaged box too already planted into a pot.:).
         
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          Hi @Jack Sparrow I've brought several of those small roses in pots you can buy from Sainsbury's / morrisons in the past and they've never survived :scratch:

          They usually sell orchids for mothers day...in the right place they're beautiful plants and do last as my mom had one for years off me and perfumed :)
           
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            I’ve had a fruitless morning. Tesco list a Claude Monet on their website but it’s not available to order. I have no idea of the price of it. I went into the local Tesco Extra and they had no bare root roses at all. Maybe if they did, they had made way for all the Mother’s Day stuff. While I was there I called in Dobbies. They had a selection of patio roses @£6.99 ( I think) none of which inspired me. The other roses were all David Austin @£25ish.

            Tomorrow I will be going back to The Factory Shop. Maybe I will pick up whatever they have in there. I would rather have something more spectacular than the norm.

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              @Gail_68 Thanks for that. I’ll keep my options open.

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                It's worth thinking about as you can get them hardy or for in the home and just looked on the net and garden centre's sell them besides ebay etc :)
                 
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                I’ve looked at oranges and lemons and camaieux. Both available online. Considerably more expensive than what I was looking at. Would this sort of rose work? I don’t mind paying if I get the right thing. I’m sure once established, a single colour rose would look just as stylish. There is always the Waltz for £3 from the Factory Shop to fall back on.

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                  @Jack Sparrow you can buy the Camaieux developed as this link shows but more expensive :)

                  Rose Bordure Camaieu® (in a large container) | Delbard roses | Modern Roses | Roses | Plants |
                   
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                  Unlikely as they are designed to be grown in the soil, in the garden. Their tap roots would be long and not suit a container.

                  Search for Patio Roses and that should give you an idea of which type of rose can be container grown.
                   
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                    Maybe I should be looking at something else that isn’t a rose. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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                      'Super Trouper' Bush Rose - 4L Pot £14.99

                      I’m looking at this sort of thing. It says is ok in containers. I would have to wait 7 days if I ordered with these people. I already have an account with them. I might find something similar locally once I start looking properly.

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                        Pretty rose! Is that a colour she would like?

                        Well, if you have to wait 7 days, that shouldn't be a problem. Doesn't your wife make cards? You could print out a picture of it and present it as/in a card for Mother's Day and then pop round again when it arrives: double fun!! :dbgrtmb:
                         
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                          That's a stunning rose and in colour if you can get that colour plus I like how the rose is close when open...it's stunning G plus @"M" stated an excellent suggestion [​IMG]
                           
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                          Ok. For better or for worse, I have ordered a Super Trouper Floribundas bare roots for £10 including delivery. It should arrive by Tuesday. I’ve taken a chance and order it on Amazon. :fingers crossed:

                          I had better not wander around any garden centres for the next week as I’m bound to see something I like better.

                          The next question will be the size of pot I need to buy. :rolleyespink:

                          G.

                          Edit (sorry) At least I know how long I’ve got to choose a pot. I don’t have to rush out and get one tomorrow. I know exactly where I’m going to get it from. :dbgrtmb:
                           
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