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Carsten
most recent 2 JUN HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 JUN by Camieux
Your garden is wonderful! Love the wild look.
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 2 JUN by Carsten
Thank you! We planted the roses some 10 years ago and just let them grow ... Old garden roses are great for a beautiful-wilderness-look!
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most recent 5 SEP 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 4 SEP 17 by Jay-Jay
It's a hover-fly. great shot... again. Thank You.
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Reply #1 of 4 posted 5 SEP 17 by Carsten
Thanks, Jay-Jay. I agree, it must be a hoverfly. The bum and the stripes do not seem to be correct for a bee. Pity, though, for "rose-and-bee" sounds a lot more poetic than "rose-and-hoverfly"...
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Reply #2 of 4 posted 5 SEP 17 by Jay-Jay
Flies have two wings, bees 4. No "pockets" on the hind legs for collecting pollen.
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Reply #3 of 4 posted 5 SEP 17 by Carsten
You're right. Shame on me; I didn't regard the wings and just wondered that the "bee" was rather long- and thin-legged ...
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Reply #4 of 4 posted 5 SEP 17 by Jay-Jay
No need to be ashamed with such stunning shots!
Und ich war einiger Zeit Imker
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Initial post 10 JUL 16 by Carsten
It really is a splendid rose and has "grown on me", healthy, "cold-resistant", very beautiful and characteristic flowers with a great scent. And, comparing my specimen with the photos posted so far, it's definitely the Duchesse. But with my ca. 5 years old specimen there never was any rebloom to speak of - just one or two scattered blooms in September. Not that I miss it, but has anybody really experienced a profuse second flush with this rose?
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 2 AUG 17 by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
I have Duchess de Rohan as own-root for 6 years, most healthy among my 110 own-root varieties. Yes it did give 3 flushes when it was in a MG-potting soil, morning sun only, well-fertilized with high-potassium NPK 10-20-40, plus gypsum. I brutally pruned it after each flush. It gave 3 flushes again in my alkaline clay: spring flush, equally abundant 2nd flush (high dose of sulfate of potash and acidic gypsum) plus partial shade to shield from hot sun, then a sparse 3rd flush. The 3rd flush has fewer blooms but best in quality: deeper colors due to cooler weather, and bigger blooms. Both of my 2 OWN-ROOT Duchess de Rohan from 2 different nurseries DO NOT SUCKER.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 2 AUG 17 by Carsten
Perhaps I should give it some lime... The soil in our garden is a bit peaty and rather acidic (most of my OGR seem to like that); maybe that is what makes the difference. It's no own-root and gets full sun after about 11 o'clock until sunset. And I do not prune.
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most recent 14 JUL 17 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 14 JUL 17 by Carsten
Shouldn't this picture rather be under the category *Small* Maiden's Blush aka "Duchesse de Montebello"? - And, by the way (this is directed to the Admin), what about cancelling "Petite Cuisse de Nymphe" as a synonym for Great Maiden's Blush to avoid these confusions?
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