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most recent 21 JAN SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 22 OCT 06 by Nature Farmer
Great rose,wonderful fragrance and bloom form..my only problem is she gets blackspot...I don't spray,but I will keep her,I won't buy another because she's so prone to the blackspot...:-(
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 21 JAN by Gesa
A wonderful rose, yes! As to blackspot - this hasn't ben a big problem here, but last year RdR was covered by rose rust for the first time (because of the long hot and dry summer?), while in previous years it had only shown hints of it.
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 21 JAN by Jay-Jay
Almost every year (that I do not spray with the natural solution) a lotta Blackspot on its leaves, but grows through that and keeps on flowering.
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most recent 22 JUL 14 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 22 OCT 06 by Nature Farmer
This is my first year with this rose..it blooms pretty well considering it's only under a foot tall,own root also...so it will be another year or two before it's in full form..I can hardly wait...I realy like the color...I will update this in the spring after it goes through it's first winter here...:-)
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 22 JUL 14 by JLahteenmaki
Extremely interesting combination of two hardy hybrids. Hopefully available in EU soon!
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most recent 16 SEP 11 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 16 SEP 11 by Nature_Farmer
Both Nature_Farmer and Nature_Farmer are me and I still can't change my e-mail address..in the older member...my e-mail address is jody_connolly@yahoo.com please combine them and fix it sio I can change my e-mail addy..Thanks Jody
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most recent 9 NOV 10 SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 28 APR 05 by Unregistered Guest
I grow this rose because I do love the flowers but I have to admit that it's quite blackspotty in my climate which is cool temperate. Nonetheless, it's a strong grower which I'm prepared to spray occasionally because of the beauty & fragrance of its flowers.
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Reply #1 of 6 posted 8 MAY 05 by The Old Rosarian
William Shakespeare is a beautiful rose but he does benefit from being sprayed with a dormant oil and sulphur before he buds out. Just follow the directions on the package for roses instead of fruit trees. Gardeners say that William Shakespeare 2000 is a better rose as it is not as prone to black spot.
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Reply #4 of 6 posted 9 NOV 10 by Maurizio Usai
I have to say that, in my garden, the original 'William Shakespeare' was way better than WS2000. Healthy, vigorous, and everblooming, maybe the best crimson-purple Austin Rose I've grown.
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Reply #5 of 6 posted 9 NOV 10 by Jay-Jay
Tess of the D'Urbervilles behaves very good too in our garden! It grew up to 1.50 m. in just one season after planting and no diseases!
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