HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'Meg' Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 93-790
most recent 29 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 JUN 16 by Jay-Jay
Does this rose have yellow, big as Reine Victoria Plum, hips? (
Reply #1 of 2 posted 29 JUN 16 by Margaret Furness
Currently (winter) about 2.2cm x 1.5, and they do ripen yellow.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 29 JUN 16 by Jay-Jay
Thank You Margaret.
It might help identify an unknown rose of Aurelija, that is presumed to be Meg.
Discussion id : 86-257
most recent 17 JUL 15 SHOW ALL
Initial post 28 JUN 15 by Charles Quest-Ritson
Re Meg [Gosset, 1954]. The quotation from the RHS Plant Guide to Roses [1996] does not come from that publication but has been lifted wholesale and without consent from my Encyclopedia of Roses [2003]. I require this and all other quotations from my books or articles to be deleted from your website with immediate effect. If you wish, at any time in the future, to quote from anything I have written, please approach me on a case by case basis. Charles Quest-Ritson.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 9 JUL 15 by Patricia Routley
It may have been me who made the error of attributing your 'Meg' reference to another publication, although from my computer screen, there is no record of who adds what. I know I was interested in 'Meg' at one time and loaded many references of this rose on to HelpMefind. If it was me, I do apologise for my carelessness and I put it down to some very tired eyes. The publication names were very similar.
The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Roses [1996]
The Royal Horticultural Society Plant Guides: Roses [2003]

The reference has been removed.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 15 JUL 15 by Charles Quest-Ritson
Thank you, Patricia, and that's fine, if you think my description inadequate but, if you consider it useful, you might like to ask if you can keep it. My complaint was that my books have been quoted without my permission and without a correct attribution. And that none of the experts/ administrators had spotted the error. That's all.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 15 JUL 15 by Patricia Routley
I do not have the time to ask you. I actually have a five -acre garden with well over 1,000 roses, etc. and I enjoy being outside with them. I also enjoy researching my roses but abhor the practice of all the private researching and knowledge that goes to waste sight unseen by Rosarians. My contribution to HelpMeFind as a volunteer administrator is my way of spreading the rose word.

Have you thought about sharing a pertinent paragraph or two from your books? I know you have much knowledge and I even thought so much of 'The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Roses' that I did myself an index to all the roses you covered. I am sure Admin could arrange for you to load whatever references you like from your own books.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 17 JUL 15 by Charles Quest-Ritson
But surely, Patricia, if you have time to create an index of the 2000+ roses in my Encyclopedia of Roses, do you not have time to ask me if you want to upload something from one of my books?

If you would like a copy of my database, you have only to ask.

I am happy to help with HMF, but would need to know much more about its administration and its financial stability before giving it much of my time. You're right, though, about the need to share research. My own archive is bound for the Royal Horticultural Society in England. It already has my non-rose archive but I have held back my rose papers for another book.
Discussion id : 69-896
most recent 5 FEB 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 FEB 13 by billy teabag
A question for those who grow or have grown 'Meg'.
Have you found this to be a relatively short-lived rose?
I have had two plants. Both established well and grew strongly, producing those loveliest of lovely blooms, and then, after 10 - 12 years, weakened and died.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 5 FEB 13 by Patricia Routley
That is sad Billy. One does not want any rose to die. My 'Meg' on its own roots is doing quite OK after 12 years. It might prefer the slightly cooler temperatures of Northcliffe or a heavier acid soil.

(Co-incidentally, the cutting I got from you of 'Blairii No. 2' seems to be dying. Breaking my heart. Madly trying to strike it).
Reply #2 of 4 posted 5 FEB 13 by billy teabag
Sadly I have never grown 'Blairii No 2' Patricia. I know there is a lovely specimen at Araluen though - could you have received cuttings from there?
Reply #4 of 4 posted 5 FEB 13 by Patricia Routley
Reply #3 of 4 posted 5 FEB 13 by jedmar
We had 2 Megs. One is now 7 years old, the other died after 4 years.
Discussion id : 15-847
most recent 7 JAN 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 JAN 07 by stratorick
    Many years ago I saw Meg in full flower trained along a split rail fence and it was breathtaking! Very healthy foliage, covered in blossoms. This treasure deserves to be available and widely grown. Does anyone have more photos to share?
© 2020