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most recent 18 MAY SHOW ALL
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???
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 MAY by ThornyRambler
I think it would be happier in a large pot in a sunny spot.

Mine has been nothing but healthy on its own roots for a similar amount of time here in my garden. However, it did start a little slowly and showed noticeable improvement when I top dressed it with some composted chicken manure - my soil is lean and very well draining and it rains quite a lot here. I don't think it would like a spot with a drainage problem, despite how healthy it's been for me. Or maybe just give it some more time?
most recent 29 MAR SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 NOV by smashzen
For those of you who has the climbing version, what's the average maximum heigh? do you thing I could cover a pergola?
Reply #1 of 7 posted 21 NOV by Jay-Jay
Is there a climbing version? The Lady her-selves isn't that vigorous, to be able to cover a pergola in my opinion/experience.
Some other Austins are. Both suitable as a shrub and as respectable climbers.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 21 NOV by smashzen
yep, it is sold only in warmer countries (I guess is the regular LadyOS that performs as a small climber in a warmer climate), anyway the DA website states her as a "small climber" with a 250cm height, just trying to figure out from personal experience if the average heigh is approximately the same as DA website.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 21 NOV by Marlorena
Here in England.. approx zone's grown as either a medium shrub about 5 feet or very large shrub to 10-12 feet, especially against a wall or trellis.. according to conditions, and requirements.... the structure takes the rose upwards..
Because of its rather stiff nature, upright growth which can be fan trained, I would doubt its suitability for a pergola, except against the upright posts.. if I wanted a rose for across the top of a pergola, I'd want one that hangs its blooms somewhat downwards... LoS has outward or upward facing blooms mostly..
Reply #4 of 7 posted 22 NOV by Jay-Jay
Abraham Darby is very apt to cover a pergola, with its neighing heads and long flexible canes. Flowered repeatedly and abundantly the last 3 years from 1/2 April till the frosts kick(ed) in.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 22 NOV by Marlorena has a good scent too doesn't it Jay-Jay?.. I've only sniffed it once and I thought it was nice... good to know that information.. I'm up to my neck in roses right now, but it's one I keep meaning to try... not easy to find here these days.. Abraham Darby that is..
Reply #6 of 7 posted 22 NOV by Jay-Jay
It has a very good scent. Strong rose/citrus. Harmonious.
We wrote about Abraham Darby earlier Marlorena. When not sold in Britain... it's relatively easy to propagate from cuttings or by oculation/bud-grafting on a rootstock.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 29 MAR by ThornyRambler
There is no climbing version - they are the same exact rose, only listed as a "climber" or a "shrub" and completely dependent on pruning/training, growing region etc.

She is vigorous though...
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