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Discussion id : 89-997
most recent 30 DEC 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 30 DEC 15 by CybeRose
The Journal of Horticulture Cottage Gardener, and Country Gentleman n.s. 13(334): 134 (Aug 22, 1867)
ESTIMATE OF ROSES
D. Deal
I do not know whether your correspondent Mr. Flitton would number me amongst the enthusiastic novelty-seekers; but as I was the first, either amateur or nurseryman, who had what I must still esteem the honour of an introduction to Marechal Niel, I should like to say a few words on your correspondent's objections. When I saw it with Monsieur Eugene Verdier at Paris I was particularly pleased with it, but even then my opinion of it was a qualified one. I said, "I am quite persuaded, if it open as well with us as it does in France, that it will be quite an acquisition;" and when it was figured I said, "There are one or two points which make us hesitate about it. It is said by M. Verdier to have been raised in the South of France, and consequently there must be some doubt as to the certainty of its opening well in England, for Boule d'Or, which we have seen in perfection from the neighbourhood of Paris, will not, without a good deal of coaxing, display its beauties with us; and then it is unquestionably in foliage and form of flower very like Isabella Gray, and therefore, we fear, is likely to partake of the defects of that flower." In all this I have not indulged in extravagant praise; and when I saw it pronounced in a contemporary as perfectly hardy, and knew that one grower of it had lost 2000 and another 1500, I could not but smile at the notion. Yet I cannot agree with your correspondent altogether. A shy flowerer I fear it will be; but I saw this time last year at Mr. Keynes's at Salisbury row after row of it, and every one of the plants loaded with flowers. On the Briar I fear it will not do very well; but Mr. Hedge, of Colchester, has succeeded in flowering it most profusely when budded on the Banksian Rose; and shy flowerer though it be, a bloom of it is invaluable. I have always contended it was a Noisette and not a Tea; so, I think, are Gloire de Dijon and Celine Forestier.
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Discussion id : 89-996
most recent 30 DEC 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 30 DEC 15 by CybeRose
The Garden 37: 480 (May 24, 1890)
YELLOW ROSES
C. L.
Will shading produce a deeper yellow in Maréchal Niel Roses? It may, and it may not; but so far as my experience is concerned I must say that it will not. At one time and another I have grown and cut some thousands of blooms of Maréchal Niel Rose both indoors and out, and have invariably noticed that the best coloured samples were procured from the most exposed positions. Take well-formed blooms from a tree growing on a south wall in the open air, for instance, fully exposed to the summer's sun. Are these deficient in colour? By no means, for compared with the majority of those grown under glass, the colour is far more intense.
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Discussion id : 85-946
most recent 15 JUN 15 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 JUN 15 by CybeRose
The Gardeners' Chronicle 5: 782-783 (June 22, 1889)
DOUBLE WORKED MARÉCHAL NIEL ROSE
A. D.

"Rosa" seems to have grave doubts as to the merit of double working, as I advocated, for Maréchal Niel, which has long been practised in our great nurseries. Very interesting and valuable results have flowed from the working of some strong grower on to a stock first, and then working a weaker grower of the same kind on to that; indeed, it is doubtful whether we have made half so much of the practice as it deserves. No doubt it requires the keeping of stocks a year longer in the nurseries, as the first scion must have a full year's growth upon it ere that can be budded or grafted as the stock was before; but that objection by no means vitiates the practice, which is, without doubt, a good one. It may seem odd that the insertion of a germinator stem of some strong-growing variety should so materially influence both stock and graft or bud, but such is the case. In my own practice with Maréchal Niel, those which I have worked direct on to the briar, and on to the briar also through the intervention as primary stocks of Madame Berard and Lamartine, it should be understood that these strong growers had created the stock, practically long before they were budded with Maréchal Niel, and so far from these presenting a mere disc of wood in the stocks, they have stout branches of some 1, 2, or 3 feet in length, on to which the Maréchal is worked. Now, whilst in the case of the MaréchaI worked direct on to the briar, the stock has been but little swollen; the branch of the Maréchal, just above the junction, is treble the size, and very cracked or gouty. In the case of the double worked Maréchals, upon which the growth is always very robust, the original budded kinds swelled up the stocks thoroughly, and the whole growth, from stock to top, has grown simultaneously without cankering since the secondary budding of Maréchal Niel took place.
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Discussion id : 70-564
most recent 21 MAR 13 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 21 MAR 13 by GoldenAge
Does anyone have experience with or further information for the "virus-free clone of Marechal Niel" that Vintage says it got from Dr Manners? Thank you so much!
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