David Austin Roses

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  1. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley In Flower

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    We bought several of these on-line in bare root in November.


    So far we're pleased with what we got.


    These are the first two to produce a bloom.

    Olivia Rose Austin


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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I've bought some David Austin roses in the past but didn't pay full price for them as they were 'lost label roses.' I may not know their names but they certainly haven't disappointed me and their blooms are gorgeous..
     
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    That's the problem sometimes with roses in garden centres. Occasionally labels are lost or fall out of the pot and get put back in the wrong one. We've a rose my wife doesn't like as it's red, (she says it reminds her of funerals)
    When we bought it over a decade ago it was supposed to be white. But it's a really nice rose. So it's been moved around in the garden.

    It first got banished to half way down the garden. Here it is in 2012. I grew it up a redundant bird feeder, (they didn't like it).

    It became a bit of a joke between us, she said. "From the French windows I can see that rose looking at me!" So the following year I cut it right back, it eventually ended up in "the alley of shame," which gets little sun, but it's outlived several others that got banished there.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    That red rose of yours looks exactly like one of my 'lost labels.' I love it as it flowers for a long period and has so many blooms.
     

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