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Initial post 4 NOV 07 by Pauline's Roses - Vancouver Island
I have been growing Belle Story for at least ten years now in my garden. The main reason I still grow it is because it has to be the most photogenic rose that I have. I love taking pictures of it preferably before it shows its yellow stamens, though in this particular rose, I think they are very attractive. Also it is a very pretty peachy pink with a pleasant fragrance. Though my bush has very few canes, the trusses are big so produce a dozen or so blooms at a time.

The downside is that it has never grown many basal shoots and is a very slender plant of at least five feet in my garden. I need to stake this rose also as the canes are quite thin. The foliage is very sparse, so as an all round bush, it is quite unattractive. Mine has always been in the front of the border, but will move before next season to a back ground spot.........but I will keep taking pictures as you can see here how beautiful the blooms can look.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 20 MAY 16 by Gega
I have a Belle Story rose that I have grown for 12 years and I too love this rose. However, the branches bend over when heavy with roses, does yours? What can I do to make them stronger so they will stand upright when the roses bloom?
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