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Oct 4, 2012 7:32 AM CST
|The Austin website has the new roses available now. I ordered five roses, as I do every year, but none of the new ones really appealed to me. What do you think?
"Fighting Temeraire" resembles a larger version of Pumpkin Patch. I love the orange blends,. I want to see this one in person first, though, because it might just look gangly.
What I ordered this year was Grace, Lichfield Angel, Claire Austin, Munstead Wood, Lady Emma Hamilton. I'm going to call them back and add the cl. Wedgwood Rose.
The website features the newer intros, but with some searching I found the antique rose page. I might add Mme Hardy.
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Oct 4, 2012 12:22 PM CST
|Sounds like a great selection! I've decided I have to plant Molineux. And Lady Emma Hamilton really needs to be somewhere in my garden. I'm very fond of Crocus Rose, which has the same color scheme as Litchfield Angel. But the latter sounds better for the perfume. Thinking of Pegasus: I'm trying to plant an 'ivory and buff' section anchored by Buff Beauty and highlighted with a couple strongly colored roses. Maybe Smoky would work.
I've been happy with Claire Austin, though its growth slowed in mid-summer. I'm hoping it returns to vigorous growth in spring. I've been surprised at how pale the foliage is, a light green (by foliage standards) tinged with yellow - a lot like new foliage on some yellow roses, but not ever darkening. I wonder if it needs nitrogen. In any case, the flowers are fragrant, packed with petals, kissed with a little yellow, and held on wiry stems. It's one of those roses of which new growers will complain that the flowers are always looking at the ground. But probably that will change a bit as the plant makes stouter growth. It certainly did for Abe Darby.
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Oct 4, 2012 12:45 PM CST
|I only have a couple of Austins.. I think only Othello & Molineux are Austins. Love Othello for the scent & color. Molineux has been a VERY strong rose for me.. I had to transplant it from the west side to the east side of my back yard. Very buttery yellow. But Austins really don't do well here in my climate.. too cold & dry for them for the most part.
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Oct 4, 2012 1:43 PM CST
|Beautiful roses I like Wollerton Old Hall as far as the "New" ones. But, I also
like Lady of Shalott , Lichfield Angel & Tea Clipper
Do they ship now or next year ? I 'd Love to have at least one of them But, not til after we
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