Few fresh arrivals!

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Few fresh arrivals!

Post by KBW » May 10th, 2015, 11:51 am

Got a few roses. One more tag of Princess Alexandra of Kent not shown in the pic. Rachel is the other name for Augusta Louis :)

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Re: Few fresh arrivals!

Post by Raja_Qaiser » May 10th, 2015, 12:54 pm

These are seeds?
Plz share how to grow from seeds?

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Re: Few fresh arrivals!

Post by KBW » May 10th, 2015, 4:14 pm

No brother, these are the tags from the grown up 2-3 year old potted plants purchased from David Austin and Peter Beals in UK. :)

Growing roses from seeds is not really a very practical idea unless you want to breed new varieties for which there is no other way but to grow from seeds. However, the process would take 5-7 years to produce an authentic well tested new variety.

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Re: Few fresh arrivals!

Post by hnasir » May 10th, 2015, 4:31 pm

KBW I have seen GC being grown in Pattoki- the flower is so nicely heavely scented like a citrus. I couldn't believe my nose :) Looks exciting! Are you abroad or have brought these for pakiland?

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Re: Few fresh arrivals!

Post by KBW » May 10th, 2015, 9:23 pm

I have also seen the GC bush in Changa Nursery. Golden Celebration does well in hot climate and this is a big plus when we talk of roses bred in cool European climate. And yes, I purchased these roses from UK but will be growing them in Islamabad. I hope Princess Alexandra, Benjamin Britten, LEH and others do well here, I am quite positive they will. :)

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Re: Few fresh arrivals!

Post by mikhurram » May 10th, 2015, 11:00 pm

KBW sahib,

Nice collection. Among these i have grown Augusta Louise, Golden Celebration and Benjamin Britten all of which fared well in Lahore's weather. But Sir you got have obtained Augusta Louise, Golden Celebration and Benjamin Britten from Changa Nursery who also sells roses grown by cuttings apart from the grafted?

All of these shall do well in Islamabad.

I have yet to try Gertrude Jekyll which supposedly is even more fragrant than Golden Celebration.

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Re: Few fresh arrivals!

Post by KBW » May 11th, 2015, 3:15 pm

GC, AL and BB all have nice scent. Now, I only grow scented roses and do not keep any roses without fragrance. Some of the outstanding mild scent roses might be tolerated but preference is for heavily scented roses only. I would also prefer an own root over a grafted rose, however, in both cases the plant should be minimum two years of age. Unfortunately in Pakistan, nurseries sell roses which are just a few months old.

BTW, nursery guy in UK talked very high of Evelyn May. Large size bloom, nice colour and strong scent. Same has been said about Royal Williams also but I have no personal experience of growing these two roses.

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Re: Few fresh arrivals!

Post by Raja_Qaiser » May 12th, 2015, 6:07 pm

Can you just bring these roses in laugage bag easily?

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Re: Few fresh arrivals!

Post by KBW » May 12th, 2015, 8:44 pm

Raja_Qaiser wrote:Can you just bring these roses in laugage bag easily?
These were potted roses and grown up 3 years old plants. It was a big risk bringing them in my suite case specially considering the hot weather in Pakistan but I did. Actually it is much easier to bring bare roots but I got late as bare roots are available till end April only. Took the risk and it worked; they have all survived :D

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Re: Few fresh arrivals!

Post by Raja_Qaiser » May 13th, 2015, 3:27 pm

Thats good. Lucky. Chalain humain cuttings de dijye ga ab itne door kesey leney jain. Lol

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