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Climbing Roses

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Feeling excited. I’ve placed my first ever David Austin order :-)
Now I need to prepare the planting sites!
I have a cyber rose guru friend who has taught me how to prune all different rose types, tie in and feed etc. :-) so I’m a little more confident.

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They look lovely, I;ve never bough DA roses, no reason except I've not a lot of room, if I had space I think I'd try them

6 Mar, 2019

 

I bought Shropshire lad last year at the end of the season... I believe it is a prolific grower and really good cover for fences etc. Hope you have success with all of them Dawn.

6 Mar, 2019

 

Shropshire lad we bought last year at the end of the season, so haven't seen any flowers as yet, but I believe it's a prolific grower... Good for covering fences. Don't forget the Micorrizhal fungi powder at planting time. Gives a good advantage to its initial growth.

6 Mar, 2019

 

Lovely Roses Dawn. A Shropshire Lad is one of my favourites.

6 Mar, 2019

 

Great selection. I've spent ages in past years drooling over Austins catalogue but never actually bought any so they've stopped sending it...

6 Mar, 2019

 

Lovely choices, looking forward to seeing their first flowers.

6 Mar, 2019

 

Thanks everyone, I'm glad you approve. I've always shy'd away from DA due to the prices but as it's the bare root season a bit cheaper.
I use Micorrizhal all the time now Meadow, thank you.
Stera,the catalogue is beautiful isn't it, they're giving free copies if you request on their website https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/catalogue-request

6 Mar, 2019

 

Oh very nice selection Dawn, I don't have any DA roses, to be honest until a couple of years back I wasn't really very keen, then we were out visiting a Grand Mansion, (as you do) on our holiday and the rose garden was all David Austen, it was beautiful, sadly not really any space left to add more here, saying that The Pilgrim one looks lovely, wonder if hubby would nag me if I suggested another arch....

6 Mar, 2019

 

Thank you, I'd like to visit the DA garden one day, I've heard it's amazing.
You could suggest an arch lol, I think roses are a must have :-)

6 Mar, 2019

 

Visited DA's garden many years ago. Infact it was on the weekend when my son married at Porthmierion, North Wales...
It was in August, perhaps a little late when some of the roses were past their best... Nevertheless, it was beautiful, smaller than I imagined it to be. Well worth a visit.

7 Mar, 2019

 

We go to Mottisfont sometimes, not too far away.
The roses of course are excellent & DA used to have a sales area there, used to browse but never bought

7 Mar, 2019

 

Good choices Dawn ,I bought A Shropshire Lad last year its a beauty , I think I put photo on here when it was in bloom ,I took some cuttings off it late autumn I'm keeping my fingers crossed for them ...

7 Mar, 2019

 

I'd love to go Meadow., I've heard in June the fragrances are amazing. I've not heard of Mottisfort Gran.
A Shropshire Lad seems popular Amy, I'm sure I'll like it as much as you :-)

7 Mar, 2019

 

DawnsA, Mottisfont maybe a bit far for you, one of the best collections of older roses, National Trust owned, sometime TV programmes come from there at rose time

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mottisfont/features/mottisfonts-rose-garden

8 Mar, 2019

 

Thank you

8 Mar, 2019

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