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Aprille
Discussion id : 23-577
most recent 25 JAN 08 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 18 JAN 08 by Unregistered Guest
Aprille: I'm trying to decide between Leander and William Morris and would love some input for my garden in Walnut Creek. Thanks!
Lily
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JAN 08 by aprille
Hi Lily,
Leander was new for me this year, and my plant did not do very well, so it's a bit difficult for me to comment on him. He did have lovely blooms though. William Morris on the other hand I've had for a few years and he's settled in very well. This plant has typical David Austin growth habits - leggy - you might want to put it at the back of the flower bed and give it some kind of support, like a pyramid trellis or something similar. it's a good bloomer with a lovely fragrance. Very nasty thorns though. I don't spray and he has stayed pretty clean. Our biggest problems here are black spot and powdery mildew, but he does not get any.

Aprille
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Discussion id : 23-302
most recent 3 JAN 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 JAN 08 by Michael Dosey
Aprille: I've like many of your current photos on HMF. Any Photo(s) of Sweet Afton that you could post to supplement Robert's. Thanks. Mike, Michigan
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 1 JAN 08 by aprille
Mike - you asked for them :o) - posting some pictures of Sweet Afton. My plant is a own-root and took about a year to bear nice blooms, I got a ton of flowers this summer, just did not get around to posting them.


Aprille
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 JAN 08 by Michael Dosey
Aprille: Thank you for these wonderful photos of Sweet Afton. They are most helpful for me. They are beautiful photos of a beautiful rose. Mike
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Discussion id : 22-292
most recent 3 DEC 07 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 27 OCT 07 by Lesa - Zone 5b/6
Hi Aprille,

First, I would just like to tell you that when ever I am looking for information on HMF or Garden Web. you usually have a post or a photo of the rose I am looking for. Most recently it was Caramel Antike. I was placing an order with Palatine and I wanted to see a better picture. I was so happy when I saw your "I'm in love with Caramel" post. So thank you very much for taking the time to share photos and information.

I was wondering if you would give me your opinion about Ginger Syllabub and Morning Greeting?I am trying to find a climber that has a full flower and is a good bloomer.

Best Regards,
Leslie.
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 29 OCT 07 by aprille
Hi Leslie,
Thank you for your kind words. I am very happy with my Caramel Antike - if I had more room I'd get a few more.

I like both Ginger Syllabub & Morning Greeting - the flowers are full, they are both in pots waiting to be planted in their permanent spot - it's hard to say too much because I've only had both for less than a year - but so far I am happy with it. Ginger Syllabub is more fragrant than Morning Greeting from what I recall. Both have stayed pretty clean for me this year and really not got too out of control or leggy, specially considering that they are in pots and not trained.

Hope this helps. If I had to make a choice between the two it would be really difficult, but personally I'd go with Ginger Syllabub cos it bloomed a bit more than Morning Greeting and smelled better - that said the blooms on Morning Greeting are pretty breath-taking too!

Best Regards,
Aprille
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 DEC 07 by Lesa - Zone 5b/6
Hi Aprille,

Thank you for the reply. I couldn't decide between the two roses and I ended up ordering both from Pickering for Spring. I hope they do well here too. I live about an hour from Pickering, Palatine and Hortico in zone 6. I ordered Caramel Antike from Palatine for fall. I couldn't believe the size of the roses when I opened the box. Palatine really does have beautiful roses and great customer service.

I am new to growing roses, mine were all planted this year. So I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to share information and beautiful pictures.

Thanks so much.

Best Regards,

Leslie.
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