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Post by jordan71 on 31st January 2013, 21:11

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Post by hariet~rose on 31st January 2013, 21:20

Fabulous, what a great collection - thanx for sharing
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Post by silkyfizz on 31st January 2013, 21:45

Just lovely Jordan. Beautiful pic of Dioressence, can just about smell it through the screen. Delicious perfume, rich and intoxicating. Do you find there can be quite a bit of variety in flower form and petal count? This happens with mine from time to time, this year more consistent though.
I love the colour of New Kleopatra but when I looked it up on HMF, looked very different. I like yours better. How's the perfume?
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Post by jordan71 on 31st January 2013, 21:49

silkyfizz wrote:Just lovely Jordan. Beautiful pic of Dioressence, can just about smell it through the screen. Delicious perfume, rich and intoxicating. Do you find there can be quite a bit of variety in flower form and petal count? This happens with mine from time to time, this year more consistent though.
I love the colour of New Kleopatra but when I looked it up on HMF, looked very different. I like yours better. How's the perfume?

hi silky,
i agree in the case of dioressence..
as far as new kleo, mine it still not completley opened it does fade and look different but i still like it . there isnt much perfume unfortunatley there , sometimes you can smell it . other times its very faint
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Post by silkyfizz on 31st January 2013, 21:58

I can't see any sign of yellow/brass reverse though on the petals that are visible. That colour red is terrific. Pity about lack of perfume.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 1st February 2013, 06:25

Dan, how do you find the growth of "Leander" ?
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Post by jordan71 on 1st February 2013, 06:52

silkyfizz wrote:I can't see any sign of yellow/brass reverse though on the petals that are visible. That colour red is terrific. Pity about lack of perfume.

i will take a pic when its fully open

this pic was taken earlier last year
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Post by jordan71 on 1st February 2013, 06:56

roseman wrote:Dan, how do you find the growth of "Leander" ?

david, leander is a very strong grower , and tall with rather small flowers , but very nice colour . it is best to be placed in an open area and very suitable as a climber on a wall, fence or pillar , otherwise a healthy rose Smile
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Post by hariet~rose on 1st February 2013, 07:36

I find that Leander sulks a fair bit with big gaps between flowering.. my summer avatar is Leander... hmmm not sure about that comparison now Hmmmm
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Post by jordan71 on 1st February 2013, 07:39

hariet~rose wrote:I find that Leander sulks a fair bit with big gaps between flowering.. my summer avatar is Leander... hmmm not sure about that comparison now Hmmmm

lol
hariet we are in a different climate , mine is tall and vigrous its like she wants take over the yard LOL

and i agree she does take gaps between flowering Sad
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Post by silkyfizz on 1st February 2013, 10:38

Ah yes Jordan. now I see its reverse. Thanks for going to the trouble.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 1st February 2013, 12:11

hariet, David Austin has made an entire group amongst his roses called the "Leander group" they are what he has designated climbers.
Dan's are more like what it should be like.
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Post by hariet~rose on 1st February 2013, 17:58

nice upright shrub, i will give it that ... but i am glad i planted it as a specimen at the back rather than a spotlight position - probably my climate as you say (and of course absolutely nothing to do with my horticultural or lack-there-of skills) .. Dooh
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 1st February 2013, 20:58

I have learnt through life that the ups and downs in life is not to put oneself down. Water, food, and perseverance is the way to go. This is not only for hareit, it is for rose people
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Post by neptune on 1st February 2013, 22:44

roseman wrote:I have learnt through life that the ups and downs in life is not to put oneself down. Water, food, and perseverance is the way to go.

and don't forget the occasional holy water to keep the spirits up.....
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Post by brettv68 on 4th February 2013, 15:29

Jeepers how many roses do you have? All look great! How do you find enough space? Temptation
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Post by jordan71 on 4th February 2013, 19:48

brettv68 wrote:Jeepers how many roses do you have? All look great! How do you find enough space? Temptation

lol

where there is a will there is a way brett Smile
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Post by silkyfizz on 4th February 2013, 22:41

Jordan, I've just looked again at your pics and decided I love Sophy's Rose. How do you find it? Conflicting reports of fragrance, so I'm interested in what you find. Also how is its health. Some say it gets PM and some BS. What do you think? One last question - do the flowers shatter quickly? Thanks.
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Post by jordan71 on 5th February 2013, 05:59

silkyfizz wrote:Jordan, I've just looked again at your pics and decided I love Sophy's Rose. How do you find it? Conflicting reports of fragrance, so I'm interested in what you find. Also how is its health. Some say it gets PM and some BS. What do you think? One last question - do the flowers shatter quickly? Thanks.

silky , in the case of sophy's rose ive had no problem with either BS or PM , it is a bit tight with production had two flushes since i got it early last year , the blooms are strong and i cut some for my mum to put em in the house and she loves em and according to mum they last a while , as far as the perfume go, its strongest at night , slighty during the day so in fragrance its not very strong but if you have it close by and smell it at night its quite powerful , so if i had to rate it i would say medium tea fragrance and in all it is a beautiful rose
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Post by silkyfizz on 5th February 2013, 10:04

Thanks for that Jordan, very helpful. Looks like another short fat fouffy lady to balance the HT's with their exposed nether regions. Will have to think carefully about putting it on my list. Hmm what to take off then?
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Post by paulh on 7th February 2013, 01:55

Jordan, what a great collection, love the leander
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Post by jordan71 on 7th February 2013, 07:20

thanks paul
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