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'Rosa eglanteria L. synonym' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 96-853
most recent 18 DEC SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 JAN 17 by Andrew from Dolton
In September 2015 I sowed seeds of this rose collected from plants growing on the South Downs in Sussex in the South East of the U.K. I chilled them for three months then started them off with some gentle bottom heat, but nothing grew. I kept them moist throughout the summer and bought them inside and gave them a little heat about a fortnight ago. Now they are germinating like mustard and cress! I only want a couple of plants for my garden so if other members would like plants too by the autumn of this year they should have made plants large enough for planting out, contact me, you are very welcome to them.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 17 DEC by AlanaSC
Do you have any left Andrew?
Reply #2 of 3 posted 18 DEC by Andrew from Dolton
Hello Alana,

Yes I do have a few small plants left. But it is illegal for me to send plants to the United States. If I can get seeds again I think I can send you some, However in some parts of the world this rose is an aggressively invasive alien pest so please check that in your region it is not a problem. Sorry to be a bit of a dissapointment.

Regards, Andrew.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 18 DEC by AlanaSC
I'm sorry . I didn't realize you were not in the US. Thank you though!
Discussion id : 109-868
most recent 8 APR 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 APR 18 by Andrew from Dolton
William Robinson, The English Flower Garden, seventh edition, May 1899. Pub. John Murray, Albermarle Street, London.

R. Rubiginosa (Sweetbrier). -- Perhaps as pretty as any Wild Rose in flower, fruit and delightful fragrance. It is a native rose, but also distributed through much of Europe. and Asia, and, although often planted is scarcely ever made enough of in country places. It is most useful for forming fences with Quick of even by itself on good banks, as it is so spiny that cattle, which do so much harm to almost every other kind of hedge plant, do not touch this, so that it swings careless in the field where they are. The plant ought to be grow by the thousand, and any body with a few bushes of it can save the seed for this purpose. It is a delightful plant from the time its buds burst in early spring until the birds have eaten the brilliant berries in winter.

[Quick = Hawthorne, Crateagus monogyna/oxyacantha].
Reply #1 of 1 posted 8 APR 18 by Patricia Routley
Thank you Andrew.
Discussion id : 283
most recent 8 JAN 18 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Unregistered Guest
I have received sweet briar plants with no instructions. Full sun Shade just where. We are in N Carolina in sandy soil. any help you can give will be welcome Thanks K Farrell
Reply #1 of 5 posted 4 MAY 03 by The Old Rosarian
Sweet Briar roses are very easy to grow in sandy soil. Just dig a hole, plant and give them some fertilizer plus water and away they will go. They prefer sun but will take some shade. You don't even have to prune them if you don't want to. They will grow to about 9 feet tall.
Reply #2 of 5 posted 7 JUN 07 by Arboretum Borova hora - Rosarium
This rose is growing in dry pastures or forest edges here in Slovakia, means love full sun but partial shade tolerate for a short term. Soil usually loamy and poor. Foliage with nice apple scent so far in hot sunny days!
Reply #3 of 5 posted 18 SEP 12 by mtspace
I grew this rose in full shade (1-2 hrs of sun per day) in NJ for six or seven years. It never bloomed, but it did fill the air with delicious green apple scent on foggy, still, spring mornings.
Reply #4 of 5 posted 23 SEP 12 by Patricia Routley
This rose is so feral in parts of Australia and New Zealand that even with full deep shade, it still blooms enough to set hips with me. I really should get rid of it before I get too old to do so, but that apple smell persuades me to keep it for just a few more years. In the meantime, I de-hip after I have had my fill of the sight of the hips and before the birds can get to them.
Reply #5 of 5 posted 8 JAN 18 by Andrew from Dolton
Could you just cut it back hard each winter that way you would get loads of smelly foliage and no flowers, maybe grow a group 3 Clematis over it?
Discussion id : 104-006
most recent 4 AUG 17 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 AUG 17 by Sambolingo
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