Thats amazing @jacaranda..I am exactly the same. In my first two gardens I was only interested in really blosey ones, but when we moved here I made a special effort to get open, single type roses. I have quite a few now and they are so much more romantic than the big heavy flowers aren't they. Often seem to be a lot healthier too. I suppose they are more closely related to species roses. 🌹🌹🌹
Do you have this in full sun or part shade? Just wondering as I was thinking about getting a rose for part of my garden that only gets around 2-3 hours sun. This one keeps popping up as a suggestion when I search. Ta 🙂
Hi @suzyw yes, in full sun here. I have Iceberg in part shade, and Princess of Wales too. They are both doing well. I had A Shropshire Lad in shade and it did well there. Souvenir du Dr. Jamain does well in shade, as does Alberic Barbier. But if Jaqueline is a suggested bariety...go for it!
My back garden is north facing Suzy. Its planted with white flowers for the evening light. In winter it gets no sun at all, but in summer its very sunny. There are loads of lovely plants that thrive in it, but everything grows slower and flowers later. And the ones that need a bit of care go up against the wall. I use a lot of pots too, so I can move things in to the sun, and out of the wind. I do have a lot of ferns, hostas and heucheras out there, but loads of other things too. 😀👍
I only just saw your comment Karen, sorry! I was looking at this rose again when I noticed it 🙂 That sounds exactly like my garden and gives me a bit of hope that I can get a bit more colour. I'm in a phase where I'm a bit fed up with it at the moment.
Well I can grow roses in it no problem, and I have aquilegias, poppies, sambubus, lilac, flowering currant, a white sun-rose, so you will find many things will work..just be careful where you place things as some plants need several hours of sunlight to do well...haw haw..not getting any here right now!
Yep, the last couple of weeks have been a challenge weather wise, it's just been constant grey skies. I'm convinced whichever side of the country has the worst weather, Falkirk always gets some of it too 🙄 I bought this rose today, hopefully I'll get it planted out tomorrow but there had been a climbing rose there at one point so I need to do a bit of digging first. When we get the sun, it should get around 5-6 hours of it in that spot. Fingers crossed 🤞🏼