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most recent 5 SEP HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 SEP by Jay-Jay
It's a hover-fly. great shot... again. Thank You.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 5 SEP by Carsten
Thanks, Jay-Jay. I agree, it must be a hoverfly. The bum and the stripes do not seem to be correct for a bee. Pity, though, for "rose-and-bee" sounds a lot more poetic than "rose-and-hoverfly"...
Reply #2 of 4 posted 5 SEP by Jay-Jay
Flies have two wings, bees 4. No "pockets" on the hind legs for collecting pollen.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 5 SEP by Carsten
You're right. Shame on me; I didn't regard the wings and just wondered that the "bee" was rather long- and thin-legged ...
Reply #4 of 4 posted 5 SEP by Jay-Jay
No need to be ashamed with such stunning shots!
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most recent 2 AUG SHOW ALL
Initial post 10 JUL 16 by Carsten
It really is a splendid rose and has "grown on me", healthy, "cold-resistant", very beautiful and characteristic flowers with a great scent. And, comparing my specimen with the photos posted so far, it's definitely the Duchesse. But with my ca. 5 years old specimen there never was any rebloom to speak of - just one or two scattered blooms in September. Not that I miss it, but has anybody really experienced a profuse second flush with this rose?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 AUG by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I have Duchess de Rohan as own-root for 6 years, most healthy among my 110 own-root varieties. Yes it did give 3 flushes when it was in a MG-potting soil, morning sun only, well-fertilized with high-potassium NPK 10-20-40, plus gypsum. I brutally pruned it after each flush. It gave 3 flushes again in my alkaline clay: spring flush, equally abundant 2nd flush (high dose of sulfate of potash and acidic gypsum) plus partial shade to shield from hot sun, then a sparse 3rd flush. The 3rd flush has fewer blooms but best in quality: deeper colors due to cooler weather, and bigger blooms. Both of my 2 OWN-ROOT Duchess de Rohan from 2 different nurseries DO NOT SUCKER.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 2 AUG by Carsten
Perhaps I should give it some lime... The soil in our garden is a bit peaty and rather acidic (most of my OGR seem to like that); maybe that is what makes the difference. It's no own-root and gets full sun after about 11 o'clock until sunset. And I do not prune.
most recent 14 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JUL by Carsten
Shouldn't this picture rather be under the category *Small* Maiden's Blush aka "Duchesse de Montebello"? - And, by the way (this is directed to the Admin), what about cancelling "Petite Cuisse de Nymphe" as a synonym for Great Maiden's Blush to avoid these confusions?
most recent 12 JUL HIDE POSTS
Initial post 11 JUL by Jay-Jay
A very nice-one Carsten! Nice shot too.... AGAIN!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 12 JUL by Carsten
Thanks, Jay-Jay. Regarding the location, the few blooms there are are doing nicely. The shot is not quite sharp, I'm afraid. I had to lay the camera on the ground - looking upward - to take it, because the bloom was so low and nodding. On the other hand, the position of the bloom is the reason why it shows scarcely any rain damage and reflects the colour of the grass so nicely.

Even now, Muscosa has some buds, but I'm not sure whether they will open.
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