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rose 'Charlotte' ...lovely healthy foliage on this one.


rose 'Charlotte' ...lovely healthy foliage on this one.

So many of my Roses are still going strong.



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We really should buy this, as we have a daughter called Charlotte!

17 Oct, 2015

 

One of my favourite David Austin roses along with Graham Thomas.

21 Oct, 2015

 

Have to agree Greenfinger. This year I added 'The Poet's Wife' another gorgeous yellow one....you'd like it I think. :)

21 Oct, 2015

 

Mmm, sounds delicious "has a rich fragrance with strong lemon tints at first, becoming sweeter and stronger with age". Love the name!
Have you seen Teasing Georgia, she's a beauty too. I love the English roses.
My ex built me a pergola walk from patio down to greenhouse for an Anni surprise with trellis on the posts, I planted a climbing English rose at each post, it was such a delight. Wish I still had that acre of garden.

21 Oct, 2015

 

Oh an acre of garden......what I could do with that? your pergola sounds wonderful GF.....any photos?

21 Oct, 2015

 

I'd have to look thru old albums or else only the ones estate agent took but as I don't have it anymore wouldn't think I should put them on here.
It was lovely tho, bordered by a stream with a 6 acre wood on the other side, huge pond with waterfall, bog garden, wild flower area with native trees, shrubs, walled garden, small orchard, geese, ducks, 3 springers, oh & so much more.
It was a progression over 12 yrs for us to get it how we wanted, only existing plant was a very old pine twice struck by lightening but still growing.

21 Oct, 2015

 

Oh my word...that sounds like heaven!

21 Oct, 2015

 

It was, Karen, my heaven on earth, easy to maintain as much was trees & shrubs. I don't think I had any perennials which is why I find GOY so informative. The location was unique too, down a mile long private road at the foot of a valley in a tiny hamlet, yet only 3 mls to nearest town.

22 Oct, 2015

 

Why did you leave it GF? Im the same as you...haven't really grown many perennials before. When we came here I Thought this would now be my chance to grow loads of new HPs but tbh, i'm reverting to my usual style of trees, shrubs and low maintainance flowering plants such as hellebores, Heucheras etc. i find Hardy Perennials just get so big and untidy, and they need dividing so often. plus they disappear all winter leaving lots of bare earth. And here in Scotland we have such a long winter...up to 8 months, so the last thing I need is bare earth. The way you describe your old garden I think it would have broken my heart to leave it.

22 Oct, 2015

 

All that was 10 years ago & its taken a long time for me to have the heart to start over.
Some places on this earth are extra special & this was one of them but when things go bad between man & wife it was too painful to stay.

22 Oct, 2015

 

Oh dear what a shame GF your old garden sounds like a taste of heaven to me...still onwards and upwards, whats past is past......hope you find what you are looking for in this new garden, good luck, stay around its a good site, and some lovely people too..

24 Oct, 2015

 

Thanks, Dd, I intend to.
I'm working on this garden an area at a time as much of it is old shrubs that are past it or things that have overgrown their space plus a lot of bindweed, ground elder, nettles & the like.
I'd tried to rejuvenate things by cutting back etc but have now decided to dig them out & replant. It's hard work as I'm not as young & healthy as I once was, still ... we do what we can.
I'm so glad to have discovered GOY which has given me the nudge I needed.

24 Oct, 2015



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