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Peter Beales Roses
Discussion id : 89-414
most recent 24 NOV 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 NOV 15 by G. Byron
What has happened to this nursery? I've used them a number of times in the past and had quite good roses and adequate service, but this time has been an absolute disaster and I can only suggest anyone wanting roses looks elsewhere. I ordered 5 roses, none arrived with more than 2 sticks, and one of them, Polly, had only one stick, and hardly any roots. Generally the roses looked undeveloped and in poor condition. I complained, but received no acknowledgement. At the same time as ordering from this company, I also ordered roses from Petales de Roses, Rosen Direct, and Belle Epoque, all provided far better service, and wonderful roses, often with 5 or 6 stems, and very well developed root systems. They were also all cheaper than Peter Beales. See the attached photo for the obvious difference. The two Petales de Roses plants arrived a week before the Peter Beales 'Polly', but that doesn't account for the difference.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 23 NOV 15 by Patricia Routley
Could it be that the 89 year old rose 'Polly' is losing vigour and just doesn't propagate all that well these days?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 24 NOV 15 by G. Byron
You could be right, although this is something the client should be made aware of if it is the case, and none of the other hybrids they sent looked much better.
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