David Austin Roses

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  1. Doghouse Riley

    Doghouse Riley Young Pine

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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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    Doghouse Riley Young Pine

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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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    I have David Austin's rosa Queen of Sweden and Saint Swithun's in climbers. I need to do some pruning and feeding on them again. I love his roses. (I do have some others because it is so hard to pass by a rose bush in the spring...)
     
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    Good News!

    As I've purchased David Austin bare root roses in the past, they've today sent me a card offering me 15% off.

    Bad News!

    Prices this year range from £21.50 to £33.50.

    I think I'll give them a miss.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I have one David Austin rose that blooms all summer, looks and smells divine. The plant is over 25 yrs. old. Great investment. I took cuttings and propagated it and although nice is not as robust a plant. Definitely a wonderful rose to have in their various forms and colors if you have the opportunity to get one or more.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    I am not a rose person but never regretted getting this one.

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    I bought some David Austin roses last November and they were around £14 each.
     
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    Jewell, do you know the name of your gorgeous pink rose??? I love it!
     

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