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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
May 3, 2010 12:03 PM CST
You can imagine what the scent is like!

There is a large pergola throughout the rose garden which is now becoming well covered with climbers, honeysuckles, clematis and grape vines. Also the wonderful brick walls are covered with plants too.



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Name: Sue Taylor
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kniphofia
May 3, 2010 12:15 PM CST
As for individual varieties - how to choose a favourite - or ten?!

I have a soft spot for Ambridge rose, named after The Archers radio drama which I grew in my Yorkshire garden years ago. A lovely colour, form and fragrance.

Name: Terri Dunning
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emoryterri
May 3, 2010 1:46 PM CST
Ooooooooo, my heart is all aflutter! Thanks for the photos!
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Skiekitty
May 3, 2010 2:11 PM CST
What a gorgeous place. *sigh* I can almost imagine the smell... must be lovely. I'm almost green with jealousy!
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Calif_Sue
May 3, 2010 5:20 PM CST

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Just stunning, love the lush layers of roses!
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 3, 2010 5:24 PM CST

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What bliss it would be to walk down all of those pathways.
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 3, 2010 6:23 PM CST
Such beauties. Each one I saw I wanted more than the one before! I have a few Austins but I also have very high humidity so I'd better skip some of my favorites.Teasing Georgia has done well for me and I would like Gertrude Jeckyll.
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kniphofia
May 3, 2010 10:03 PM CST
Here's another beauty from Alnwick, Kathryn Morley.

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Name: Terri Dunning
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emoryterri
May 4, 2010 9:55 AM CST
porkpal, you and I have almost the same weather. If anything I have more humidity. I am finding that Grace does very well with the humidity here.
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kniphofia
May 4, 2010 10:37 AM CST
Grace is growing in a large pot in my garden and is doing very well. There are also a couple of big plants at Alnwick. It's definitely a favourite.

Name: Terri Dunning
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emoryterri
May 4, 2010 11:28 AM CST
What an excelent photo!

I get medium fragrance from Grace here in NE Texas and some mild blackspot. The shrub just shrugs off the B/S and keeps on blooming. It doesn't get as tall as most of my other Austins but it spreads a bit, so it makes for a good middle of the border shrub.

I'm finding in my third year of growing Austins in Texas that I might need to do something about the black spot. I've been looking at a product called Green Cure. The ARS have tested this. I have quite a few honey bees working around my house. I'm not sure if they are wild bees or from someone's hives, but I would not like to use something that would harm them. Any other suggestions?
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mamajack
Jul 27, 2010 3:34 AM CST
sharifa asma..........wow. how big does it get?
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Jul 27, 2010 3:56 AM CST

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Not huge: I have a couple and neither one is over 4 feet tall. It's also fairly upright, so it doesn't spread out in all directions.
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GardenGuyAZ
Jul 27, 2010 8:12 AM CST
I think Austin roses will always have the biggest part of my heart. They remind me of my neighbor, when I was a child, and the beautiful roses he grew. They couldn't have been Austins. I shall never know what they were. But they looked like Austins, and they remind me of him. Always out there tending his roses with great concern over there well being and the 5 little rug rats that lived next door...hehehe. We never touched them though. Our parents taught us well. But I sure did love smellin them :)

I'm convinced that is what caused me to become a rosaholic to this day.

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melva
Aug 10, 2010 12:03 AM CST
We had a neighbor when I was a kid who grew 'sweetheart roses' I am guessing they were Cecille Brunner? she was ahead of her time and gardened organically...I hae to admit, I did touch them...she didn't seem to mind my picking a few.

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