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My obscene rose bush is blooming!
« on: June 17, 2021, 22:34:53 »
Obscene rose bush? Maiden's Blush is, in French, "Cuisse de nymphe emuee" - "Thigh of an aroused nymph"! Well, how could I resist one of those in my garden?

I buried my nose in the bush and it smelt *fabulous*! Proper old-fashioned scent so thick you could drown in it.

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My obscene rose bush is blooming!
« on: June 17, 2021, 22:34:53 »

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Re: My obscene rose bush is blooming!
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2021, 07:45:37 »
Crown Princess Margarite ( a bit classier!) and Souvenir Du Dr Jamain.. are both in full flower... great colours and scent.

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2021, 11:33:11 »
My current favourites in glower are ‘Buff beauty’, ‘Goldfinch’ and ‘Gloire de Dijon’, amazing potent scents!
Mme Hardy has yet to flower, all my other roses are well behind their usual flowering period, and yet I have a Canna I grew from a tuber in full bloom already?!
If it's not pouring with rain, I'm either in the garden or at the lottie! Probably still there in the rain as well TBH....🥴

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Re: My obscene rose bush is blooming!
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2021, 18:19:05 »
( a bit classier!)

I'm from Essex. Please explain "Classier" to me. Is that like opening the door on my white Ford Escort so my girlfriend can throw up?
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Re: My obscene rose bush is blooming!
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2021, 21:33:16 »
I have always thought that "the generous gardener" is not only a beautiful rose but a beautiful name.
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Re: My obscene rose bush is blooming!
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2021, 11:14:16 »
It is indeed, Beersmith. When my Dad died the local estate, where he used to drive the game cart for shoots, gave one to Mum with a sympathy card. He'd have been absolutely made up to think they'd thought of him like that.
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2021, 11:47:53 »
I had Generous Gardener in my Belgian garden and loved it.  Teasing Georgia is another favourite for looks and perfume.  I had Gertrude Jekyll too - exceptional clear pink and heady perfume - but vicious thorns.   

I find it can take a David Austin rose 3 years to decide it's happy and take off and I'm not convinced the heat here is the best for them altho cuttings on their own roots seem fine.  Anyway, I've taken to trying more local varieties and bought some last year - Roxane, Scentimental, Pascal Sevran, Rose de Cornouaille and Annapurna.   Doing OK so far despite all the heatwaves and drought last year.
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Re: My obscene rose bush is blooming!
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2021, 21:34:36 »
"I find it can take a David Austin rose 3 years to decide it's happy and take off" - very true.

We overhauled our back garden in 2019 and I planted four David Austin roses - "Pilgrim", "A Shropshire Lad", "Claire Austin" and "Generous Gardener".  SL went off like a rocket (but looks like it will be even better this year); P is hitting the mark this year; CA is getting going; and GG is suddenly going beserk.

We've also been given "Wisley" and "Golden Celebration" last year which are looking good but still sitting back.

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Re: My obscene rose bush is blooming!
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2021, 23:34:02 »
Sadly, SWMBO's Whisky Mac, a Valentine's present some years ago, has probably snuffed it - the only shoots have come at soil level, so may be the stock. Not 100% as the classic stock has 7-lobed leaves, and the shoots have 5, but I'm not too hopeful.
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