Discussion in 'Roses' started by ARMANDII, Jan 9, 2017.
The new thread for 2017
Mines decided to wear red this year
I like the red leaves but they tend to turn green as they age like 'Rob Roy' below.
Good morning its that time of the year again
Ooooo I do like a Whisky Mac @wiseowl.
I like a Whiskey too, Sheal!!
Good afternoon @ARMANDII don't forget the Mac
Unfortunately, Woo, in the mixture of shrub and climbing roses I have I haven't got Whiskey Mac, but I do have Rose Compassion on the South side of the Arbour, [which was a recommendation of yours]. So the only Mac I have is...........
Would that be a whiskey or a whisky @ARMANDII ?
After a couple of tumblers of it, Sheal, it never, ever, matters!!
Good morning I see our friend Banksy's been here I'l just get this thread back on topic then
Good afternoon what a scorcher it is to day
Good morning after the rain Climbing Roses Compassion & Iceberg
At the moment out of my mix of around 21/23 shrub and climbing roses I only have Madame Alfred Carriere Rose Compassion and Rose Alchemist in flower What is it that makes us fall in love with a particular rose? I normally only buy roses that have a scent and are repeat flowering types. But, on building the Arbour I went to the late great Geoff Hamiliton's Barnsdale Nursery looking for roses to go around the sides. Woo had already recommended Rose Compassion to me and I saw it in flower at Barnsdale and decided it was the rose for me. But Alchemist was a real surprise because, when wandering through a small area at Barnsdale, I came to a trellised exit/entrance that was "dripping" with the flowers of Alchemist. I didn't even know the name of the rose when I first saw it but, and I'm sure everyone has felt the same with some plant, I knew it was the rose! I "dug" around the base of the rose and found a metal label giving the name. Now Rose Alchemist only has a very light scent and doesn't repeat flower, so why did I buy it despite that? The only thing I can think of, and I know it sounds daft, is that in the half light of the Trellis Entrance the flowers just "talked" to me and I knew it was the perfect rose for the Arbour. Has anyone else done that with a rose?
Good morning @ARMANDII my friend I fully understand for yours truly (who wears his heart on his sleeve) it is a combination of a past memory+ the fullness and boldness of the bloom as if its saying "Look at me" I dare you not to stop and and look at me in wonder Apricot or apricot blend Shrub. Exhibition name:Alchymist Bred by Reimer Kordes (1922-1997 (Germany, 1956). Climber, Large-Flowered Climber, Rambler, Shrub. Yellow, orange shading. Strong fragrance. 40 petals. Average diameter 3.5". Large, very full (41+ petals), old-fashioned, quartered, rosette bloom form. Once-blooming spring or summer. Climbing. Height of 6' to 20' (185 to 610 cm). Width of 6' to 8' (185 to 245 cm). Can be used for cut flower, garden, pillar or shrub. Hardy. Disease susceptibility: very disease resistant, susceptible to blackspot . Golden Glow (climber, Brownell, 1937) × hybrid of Rosa eglanteria L. synonym
Climbing Rose "Masquerade" in it's various forms during flowering.........
Two Unknown Rose from garden
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