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David Austin type rose?

Post by Happy roses on 19th February 2011, 13:04

I was thinking of getting a DA or english rose floribunda type that I would like to put in a pot. (Hope that makes sense). I would like something in a apricot and/or soft pink that wouldn't get very big, and flowers continually Is Afternoon Delight any good? Promise I won't get fussy Wink Ambridge looks nice too.
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Post by RitaG on 19th February 2011, 13:33

I've grown Anne Boleyn (warm pink), Mary Magdalene (soft pink fades to lighter pink), Redoutè (again soft pink) and Emanuel (apricot blend). All these survived for a few years but then I put them in the ground (Redoutè being the exception).

I'm sure that many more roses will do well in pots. I have recently potted up some rugosa roses in huge silver coloured plastic tubs for my elderly mother they are still thriving (I am not there to look after them daily, but once a week). So as long as you plant them in big tubs - wooden or light shaded plastics are best. Give them heaps of water, feed monthly, mulch well - oh and put a few drops of fish emulsion in their water. This is a hard way of growing roses, but with lots of TLC you should have success.

Hope this helps, Rita.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 19th February 2011, 13:46

As Rita is our DA specialist, how would "Pat Austin" go in a tub, right colour, could reduce growth, only a thought.
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Re: David Austin type rose?

Post by RitaG on 19th February 2011, 14:48

Thanks David, but I wouldn't ever class myself as a DA specialist, just an Austinophile Coming up Roses

Have to admit that I am not too fond of 'orange' in my garden and I have not grown Pat Austin. Pat, unlike Lilian Austin & Christopher Marlowe has way too much orange for me.

Now there are a couple of other roses that could be ideal in tubs ... Lilian & Christopher.
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Post by Happy roses on 21st February 2011, 21:43

Thanks Rita, I have checked them out on HMF and they are lovely I especially like Emanuel, I'm not for orange much either but I do like the apricots. As much as I like dark red in roses, when it comes to the other colours I'm a sucker for pastels love

We also had a very bad storm this afternoon and I didn't get home until after dark, I'm afraid to go out and look at the roses, not that I would see much anyway, have too wait until morning.. Pouring Rain
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Post by RitaG on 26th February 2011, 09:36

You're welcome. I hope your roses survived the storm. Been getting quite a pounding up there of late. So very sad for Christchurch too Sad
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Post by Ozeboy on 26th February 2011, 22:18

Happy Roses, I was attracted to Emanuel also but unfortunatly it couldn't survive my harsh treatment and humid weather. They have to be tough to live here.

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Post by RitaG on 27th February 2011, 09:26

I have uploaded some close up shots of Emanuel on Photobucket if it helps with your decision Very Happy
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Post by Happy roses on 27th February 2011, 10:29

Roses are all good, the photos make it look very tempting but yes it will need to handle the weather also, it's been so hot one day and pouring rain the next, It's been a weird summer.
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Post by RitaG on 4th March 2011, 18:02

That's the idea of photos - to tempt one beyond reason. Hope you find just the rose for your conditions. Have to admit, when I was up in Brissy in 2001, the roses at the Botanical Gardens where looking a bit sad from the humidity.

Agree its been a weird summer all round. 4th day into Autumn and its still like summer down here Hmmmm
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Re: David Austin type rose?

Post by Balinbear on 4th March 2011, 19:50

Happy roses

You must live next door to us except at our place it rains and its hot and it humid all at once..
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