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'William Shakespeare ®' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 8-281
most recent 9 NOV 10 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 28 APR 05 by Unregistered Guest
I grow this rose because I do love the flowers but I have to admit that it's quite blackspotty in my climate which is cool temperate. Nonetheless, it's a strong grower which I'm prepared to spray occasionally because of the beauty & fragrance of its flowers.
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 8 MAY 05 by The Old Rosarian
William Shakespeare is a beautiful rose but he does benefit from being sprayed with a dormant oil and sulphur before he buds out. Just follow the directions on the package for roses instead of fruit trees. Gardeners say that William Shakespeare 2000 is a better rose as it is not as prone to black spot.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 9 NOV 10 by Maurizio Usai
I have to say that, in my garden, the original 'William Shakespeare' was way better than WS2000. Healthy, vigorous, and everblooming, maybe the best crimson-purple Austin Rose I've grown.
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 9 NOV 10 by Jay-Jay
Tess of the D'Urbervilles behaves very good too in our garden! It grew up to 1.50 m. in just one season after planting and no diseases!
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