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Post Your Own: Flowers & Plants

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by EightBitTony, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Love Maiden's Blush - not least because the French call it "Thigh of an Aroused Nymph"! which greatly tickles my funny bone. I have one in my garden, but no flowers yet.
  2. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    A meadow full of them

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  3. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    Our Pyracantha is looking great this year

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  4. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Berry nice
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  5. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    You red my mind! :eek:
  6. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

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  7. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

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  8. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    haha yes, very Miss Marple, but only for who cut down the last flower :D
  9. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Some rose buds
    crepbud0602.jpg Crepuscule, climber, I had flowers on this one February with snow on the ground!

    enahkns.jpg Ena Harkness, another climber

    gldnshwr.jpg Golden Showers, bush.

    Oranges and lemons, bush

    Queen Elizabeth, large bush.
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  10. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Oh no, not more roses...........

    A very old rose Complicata, vigorous shrub or climber, flowers can be up to 5" across, judge by the size of the bee'

    Ards Rover, our family always had one of these in our gardens, from Grandfather on down, father, uncle, myself and now my son have grown it, It's too rampant for me to have here on my patio though. Beautiful scent too. The pale pink on the right is Maidens blush, and the red in the background is Fred Loads. tpzjwl.jpg Topaz Jewel, bush.

    Fred Loads, now that's what I call a floribunda! Also has a strong scent
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  11. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    I'm loving these roses :)
  12. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Me too. Great shots Mike.
  13. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Keep 'em coming Mike.
    I'm taking notes.
    So far it's Fred Loads, Complicata, Crepuscule and Topaz Jewel.
    Off to David Austin. Since it's your fault, I'll be sending you the bill.

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  14. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Steve, Complicata only flowers for about 3 - 4 weeks in June, but does have some nice hips in autumn. I'd also recommend Ferdinand Pichard for the colours and scent. For a bigger selection have a look at my images on Google photos, the first few not part of the "main show", - start at Sat May 11 2011. A mix of shots from my own garden and from Mottesfont abbey gardens, click on image for larger, some with captions/names

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  15. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    In the dark and rain.
    A corner.
    ap garden at night 2.jpg
  16. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of the holiday in Shropshire where we discovered we were about a mile down the road from David Austin - it was early October so the roses were past their best, and we had an upstairs flat so rose growing opportunities were limited - but we just wandered round for hours smelling the things. It was wonderful!
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  17. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Over the years some growers have tried to breed a black rose, these are a few of the results
    Duke of Edinburgh, late 1800s

    Not sure of the name Prince somebody, nor date probably mid-late 1800s

    LouisXIVTuscany 15thC

    Wiliam Lobb 1850s

    Louis XIV 1850s, probably the nearest black I've seen
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  18. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Flower-purple spike 800 tall.jpg
    Some Spikey Type flower thingy from 2008....I'll catch up soon:D
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  19. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    Some Poppies and Sky
    Poppies and Sky.jpg
  20. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Probably not suitable for a small garden, catalogues say up to 20' tall and spread, but has been known to reach 30'


    One for Kate, Scottish wild rose

    And a general view of part of the gardens at Mottisfont, not just roses but foxgloves, dianthus, aquilegias and a load of other flowers.

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