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rachelbrooks

The garden is a love song...a duet between a human being and Mother Nature 🎶👩🏻‍🌾🥀

Rosa 'Charles de Mills' syn. Rosa 'Bizarre Triomphant', Rosa 'Ardoisee', Rosa 'Maheca de Dupont', Rosa 'Violette Bronzee'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2018
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rachelbrooks

Ooh! I’ve never noticed Charles when he’s getting changed from pink to purple before!☺️ I rather like it 💕💜 #charlesdemills

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Keely

🌸💗🌸💗

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carolgs

Ooo nice 💕

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katgreen

Wow wow wow 😎

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Jasonsparkes1

Very nice 💖💜💖

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gosmanalf

I love the colour Rachel, 😍

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rachelbrooks

Thanks flowers, and me too Alf! Wouldn’t mind if it was always like this! @Keely @carolgs @katgreen @Jasonsparkes1 @gosmanalf

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eireshan

Amazing. Love them 😍

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pelly

🌸💜

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rachelbrooks

One of my favourites Paula. Thank you 💕 @eireshan

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susanhumphrey333

Beautiful but you really shouldn't be watching a gentleman get changed 💜

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rachelbrooks

Oh but he looked so handsome I couldn’t help myself flower 🙊 @susanhumphrey333

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rachelbrooks

I’ve no idea who Charles de Mills was...but he was obviously a dapper fellow with a penchant for ruffled shirts and spicy cologne! And why not I say? #rose #charlesdemills #gallicarose #oldfashioned #magenta

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hayleyaj

He was a 17th Century explorer Rachel!! 😁😁

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lexijane

Good old Chuck. He’s a handsome chap 👌🏼💕

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rachelbrooks

Ooh ya clever girl! How DO you know that Hayls?! If I google I just get the rose! @hayleyaj So he would have been quite a dandy!

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rachelbrooks

Looking suave in his ruffled collar too doll 💜 @lexijane

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hayleyaj

There's a whole range of roses called the "explorer" range. This is one of those. Ask the right questions on google and you'll get your answers! 😂😂😂 you have to dig deeper 😊

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scaryskates

There's always Google ellen 😆

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rachelbrooks

I’m obviously a bit thick then cause even when I put explorer in it still just brings up roses and I’m on page 10 @hayleyaj

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rachelbrooks

Well gee! Why didn’t I think of that Johnbob?! 🙄 @scaryskates

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hayleyaj

😂😂😂😂 no trust me, I had to use all my detective skills when you laid down the challenge of "I've no idea who he is". But in fairness, I have to dig for my job, so I was keen to know anyway 😆😆xx

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Keely

That's beautiful 💜💗💜

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rachelbrooks

Thanks lovely. So delighted it’s recovered so well after me nigh on killing it! 😱 @Keely

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rachelbrooks

Phwoar! Look at the buds on that! 🌹 Delighted to see this Rose looking so healthy and with so many buds...thought I’d killed it last year with weed killer! 😱 have a frolicking good Friday flowers 🌸

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Jasonsparkes1

Morning Hun, I made a similar comment about a guy yesterday!! 😂 Do you have nearly as many Roses as Clematis?? Have a beautiful day 🌞

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rachelbrooks

Hahahaha nearly spat me tea out then Jase!!! 😆😆 morning, well I’ve quite a few..! 🙊 Although I may have ordered another two Clematis last night 🙈 @Jasonsparkes1

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daisy65

Rachel you’re going to need a bigger garden! 😂

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pelly

Morning Rach, have a frolicking one yourself and more Clematis? What will that bring your total to, 31 or have I missed some? 😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Think I might! 🙈 @daisy65 ooh imagine all the plants I could buy then! 😳😂

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Jasonsparkes1

Ha ha, what ones?? I think you've missed a few Jane @pelly 😂😂

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rachelbrooks

Morning Jane, do keep up! 😜 it’ll be 34! 😳🙈😂 @pelly although having said that I think I’ve lost a couple overwinter so I may have to have a recount! And get some more! 🙊

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rachelbrooks

Ordered Marjorie 🌸 cause I think she’s sweet ☺️ and one called Propertious which I saw at Harrogate but they didn’t have any left! @Jasonsparkes1 @pelly

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Jasonsparkes1

😀🌸

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angiecrazycatlady

Clematis are great as the don't take up much room so I don't blame you having loads. I've got lots too but this year I wasn't quick enough to tie them onto the fence so they are now growing through my shrubs and trees too 😁

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rachelbrooks

Exactly Ang! Perfectly logical! Oh I let most of mine do that on purpose. I have loads planted at the base of trees and shrubs. Like how natural it looks 👍🏼☺️ @angiecrazycatlady

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rachelbrooks

Colour changing plants...this rose is normally a very dark magenta (think Munstead Wood or Darcey Bussell) only this year it seems to be hot pink, which although lovely, I have quite enough pink roses and am a bit baffled! Any ideas lovely GTers? 🤔 oh and it had very strange growth when the leaves came out; sort of twisted... #advice

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Keely

Generally comes down to soil Rachel as it can change dependant on what fertiliser you use 😮

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icedance

Light levels , temperature , soils health and levels of moisture can all affect flower colour Rachel I suspect later flowers could well be deeper x

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icedance

Just seen about the twisted leaves .. have you used any weed killer nearby as that can do this as well as making flower paler .. just a thought 💭

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rachelbrooks

Well I did wonder that Keely as I mulched with manure last Autumn and thought it may be something in that @Keely but having seen your comment Sam, I had a very aggressive Honeysuckle about 3' away from this which we cut right down last year and I think we put systemic weedkiller in the remaining stump (couldn't dig it out) so sounds very likely then Sam. Strangely enough the rose right in front of the stump and the other plants nearer it are fine...😏 @icedance

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rachelbrooks

The growth is looking healthier now though Sam, do you think the colour is likely to revert? I'd be very disappointed if it didn't as it was such a beautiful colour 😔 @icedance

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icedance

Mmm might have been something in the manure bu have to say looks consistent with Glyphosate damage .. they say it neutralises in the soil but I have used on a bit of hriund elder tied up in fence post and the allium nearly a metre away came up pale and what we call fasciated i.e. Deformed .. your Rose is stronger than my Allium so will throw it off and will be back to normal soon I'm sure Rachel 🌸

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rachelbrooks

I should've learned my lesson after I killed the White Swan Anemone Sam, but I'd tried so many times to get rid of the Honeysuckle it really was the only option left! It's worked by the way! 🙈 as I say, the leaves are looking healthier now so I'll just have to be happy with another hot pink rose! 😂 thanks for the info 👍🏼😘 @icedance

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icedance

🤣🤣 sure it's richness will be back in da house soon Rach 👍🙂

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rachelbrooks

@shelleyB 'Charles de Mills' #rose (not in flower now though!)

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angiecrazycatlady

Wow!!!😀

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beckers1974

That's a beauty!

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jadojado29

That is one stunning rose Rachel @rachelbrooks absolutely Gorgeous 😍😍

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inlove

WOW

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charlottejhurst

Oooh la la 😘😘😘😘 that is!!!

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clustyroen

I love this rose

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greenfinger14

Wow stunning 😍😍

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yodamama

Beautiful 🌹👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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angipangi

One of my favourites. Gorgeous scent. My ones are still flowering as they were so far behind this year. 👍🏻

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rachelbrooks

Ah thanks all for your lovely comments 😘 @angiecrazycatlady @beckers1974 @jadojado29 @inlove @charlottejhurst @clustyroen @greenfinger14 @yodamama @angipangi It does have the most beautiful scent 👍🏼

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lovemygarden65

That's a stunner 💜💜💜

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janric

Gorgeous Rose beautiful colour too😍

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leslienorman

Stunning ! 😀🎨🐝

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