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'Carding Mill ™' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 125-050
most recent 17 JAN HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 JAN by happymaryellen
I have a carding mill that’s been in the soil for a year and a half. I would say it’s performance was Soso, and the leaves definitely showed some disease that I didn’t find appealing. Problem might be that it does get shaded by a rose behind it. So I was thinking of moving it either to a hole in the ground that has a little bit of a drainage problem or a large pot in an area that’s very sunny. Any thoughts from anybody???
Discussion id : 116-823
most recent 22 MAY 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 22 MAY 19 by Ms.Lefty
Has anybody in the US grown "Carding Mill" long enough to determine whether it's one of those varieties that are shrubs in the UK, but climbers in the US?
Reply #1 of 3 posted 22 MAY 19 by Marlorena
'Carding Mill' was never released in the UK...[apologies if you're already aware of this]...

From photos I've seen of it in American gardens it seems to grow as a smaller shrub rose..
Reply #2 of 3 posted 22 MAY 19 by Ms.Lefty
Thanks, Marlorena. I'd forgotten that it hadn't been released in the UK. Someone else also told me that CM grows as a shrub for her, too. Now I have a better idea where to place it in my garden.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 22 MAY 19 by kgs
I had it in a large pot for about 7 years and it's been in the ground two years. Its first year in the ground was a little unimpressive. I'm so impressed this year. I would say close to four feet wide and about 30" high, and we've had a late, wet spring, so it may get bigger.
Discussion id : 116-413
most recent 27 APR 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 APR 19 by kgs
I have owned this bush since 2010 or 2011. Until 2018 it was in a large pot. Last year it went into well-amended soil in the ground and did pretty well. I had our soil tested and based on the results made some adjustments, particularly tweaking the ph with soil sulphur, giving all the plants a weak manganese bath, and also treating them to feathermeal and alfalfa. WELL. Results are apparent for nearly all plants, but Carding Mill is already double in size and covered with enormous fragrant blooms. My photo doesn't do it justice.
Discussion id : 86-188
most recent 1 JUL 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 24 JUN 15 by NikosR
This rose is not marketed by David Austin in Europe so members looking for a European legitimate source are out of luck. The reason why DA is not marketing this rose in Europe is not known to this member. Maybe it does not do well in the english climate (it is reportedly exceptionally good in the med-type Californian climate so it should do well in southern Europe) or obscure marketing reasons may have led to this decision, in any case an unfortunate one in my opinion.
Reply #1 of 5 posted 26 DEC 15 by bluebuster77
Definitely, last summer I check out at local nursery under 90 degree carding mill is one of few roses seems enjoy blooming under heat compared to other David Austin's. In California, carefully learned and purchased David Austin roses which are not so much loving hot and dry weather. We also not available to purchase Summer Song, assumed its is not suitable for United States
Reply #2 of 5 posted 18 MAY 16 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Thank you for the info. I'm moving my Carding Mill to more sun & drier spot.
Reply #3 of 5 posted 1 JUL 17 by modestgoddess
Which has better black spot resistance, Carding mill or Versigny?
Reply #4 of 5 posted 1 JUL 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
For own-roots: Versigny has better blackspot resistance than Carding Mill (black-spotted when it was nearby a rain-spout), but Carding Mill is clean after I moved it to full-sun & loamy & dry & fast-draining. I never see blackspot on Versigny, despite poor-drainage clay in 2012, or now with soaking wet potting soil & acidic alfalfa-pellets mixed-in & week-long rain. Versigny scent is 10 times better than Carding Mill. For bloom beauty, I would rank Versigny a 10, and Carding Mill a 5.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 1 JUL 17 by modestgoddess
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