Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Garden Visiting In July - Part Two

I Beg Your Pardon
I Never Promised You A Rose Garden.

Actually, I did. This post follows on from Part One of my garden visit to Temple Newsam Walled Rose Garden.

I've never really been a lover of roses but my tastes are changing, I've now got three rose bushes in my own garden, Golden Wings, a golden yellow shrub rose, The Birthday Rose, a half standard creamy coloured rose with a slight pink tinge and an unnamed red rose which Daniel bought for me for Mother's Day last year.

I thought I'd show you a few of the roses in Temple Newsam Walled Garden. I couldn't see any labels giving their names which is a shame, it would have been nice to know which varieties they are.










I think my favourite is the first yellow one, I have a thing for yellow roses, especially delicately coloured ones. Do you have a favourite?

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  1. I was never much of a rose fan either Jo, but they have slowly made their way into my garden and now I can't get enough of them!

    I would have to say the coral coloured rose in the photo four from the bottom would be my favourite from this selection. What a shame the variety is unknown.

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    1. It's funny how our tastes change, isn't it? I'm already looking out for another for my garden. I wonder if the staff have a list of the varieties growing in the garden, there wasn't anyone around when I visited but I'll have to look out for someone when I'm next there.

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  2. I love the preaching coloured ones, but only if they have a strong scent! All roses should be scented in my opinion!

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    1. The scent in the rose garden was amazing, in fact I commented up on it at the time. I agree that roses should definitely be scented.

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  3. I don't have roses personally but my Mum has always grown them, I remember as children getting into trouble when we used to pick the blooms to make perfume!!

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    1. My mum used to have roses in her garden and I did exactly the same thing, pulled all the petals off the blooms to make perfume. Ha ha.

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    2. I think we all stole the petals to make perfume, a childs joy.

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    3. I don't know why we did it as it never smelt like perfume, it just turned in to a slushy mess.

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  4. I Love yellow roses, and have a couple of yellow bushes in my garden. I fell out of love with roses for years, but now they are back in the garden.

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    1. I don't know what it is about yellow roses, I just love them. I'm sure some more roses will creep in to my garden, I don't think I'm done with them yet.

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  5. I love roses, but in my garden they seem to be very prone to Black Spot, and they don't do very well. Call me an old romantic if you like, but I think red ones are best. Might be something to do with the fact that my wife comes from Lancashire - the Red Rose county!

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    1. My roses have some blackspot but it doesn't seem to be affecting them too badly at the moment. Thinking along those lines, I should have a liking for white roses coming from Yorkshire.

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  6. I've always liked roses, probably because they were mum's favourites so she grew lots of them. I like white ones, and I'm still thinking about a yellow one with your Golden Wings top of the list. Flighty xx

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    1. Golden Wings is really lovely and has a beautiful scent. I've had an aversion to pink roses but I'm coming round to them now and love the one in the above photos.

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  7. Love number 6, very pretty and delicate. Really love the scented ones, never been keen on white ones though xcx

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    1. It's funny, I'm not keen on peach ones at all. I do love roses to be scented though and I like some white ones but not all.

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  8. That song has bought back memories my father used to sing that whilst having his bath.
    I do love a red rose

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    1. Happy memories. I've had the song in my head ever since I wrote this post.

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  9. I love roses, but don't seem to be the best at growing them! I love to see pictures of them though, and I really enjoyed these. xx

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    1. I think most people like roses, there's just so many different kinds that there's something for everyone.

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  10. Like you, I'm a recent convert to roses. Aren't these beautiful, I especially like the violet one, how very unusual.I bet they all had a lovely fragrance.xxx

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    1. It's funny how we all have different tastes, I'm not keen on the violet one at all. The scent was really beautiful, one of the best things about roses.

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  11. Like you Jo, I love the first rose.....there is a fragility about pale lemon roses that appeals to me.

    I also like whites, especially single blooms............

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    1. All of these roses are a little fussy for me, like you, I love single blooms. I'm taking more and more of a liking to pink roses, I just can't make up my mind if I like pale ones or bright ones. My next door neighbour has a fabulous climber, well, perhaps it's a rambler as it covers the whole of her fence, and that's a really bright pink, it's wonderful.

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  12. The yellow and the white are my favourites I think, but they're all stunning. I've got a couple in the garden and a couple at the allotment, they're always wonderful when they flower.

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    1. I'd like to have more flowers at the allotment, perhaps a rose is the way to go. It would give a lovely scent whilst I'm working there.

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  13. I do hate it when gardens don't name or leave old labels from a previous plant to totally mislead you. We are on the lookout for climbing roses at the moment.

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    1. I wonder whether they aren't labelled because the names have been lost over so many years, it would be interesting to find out. I'm wondering about a climber for my own garden, I want something which will cover the fence.

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    2. Maybe a rambler then?

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    3. Yes, possibly. I might not go for a rose at all, I may go for something else, I need to do some more research yet.

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  14. The Penny lane rose for three reasons..........

    I saw it once on a gardening programme and the next day I saw it at a gardening centre (fate)

    I planted it at my old house and I still miss it.

    I can remember it's name!

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    1. Lovely. I think you must get another for the garden at this house.

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  15. From the ones you are sharing with us Jo numbers 2 & 3 are my favourites colour wise. A shame that there were no labels. My favourite rose of all is rosa rubiginosa aka the sweetbriar with its stewed apple scented foliage.

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    1. I'm not keen on number 3 at all, I just don't think it looks like a very natural colour. I'm not very knowledgeable about roses at all so I had to look up your favourite, I can see why it's your favourite, I love the understated blooms and such a pretty colour. The scent sounds fabulous.

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  16. Roses are very difficult to grow in this climate, Jo, but I do love them. Like you, I prefer pale yellow roses. I enjoyed walking through the rose garden with you. P. x

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    1. It's a shame that roses are difficult to grow there, but I know from your posts that you have some beauties.

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  17. I do so love roses and in this garden, they are all pretty pathetic bar one. My last garden had a lot that I'd planted myself and a few others that were there when we moved in. I think your second rose is Iceberg and the third looks a lot like Blueberry Hill. I also love the singles and had one called Dainty Bess which is a pretty pink with deep purply coloured stamens. Take care.

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    1. The thing with roses is that there's just so many varieties, there's something for everyone's tastes. I'd like to get another for my garden, perhaps a climber or rambler next.

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  18. Wow... beautiful roses! So gorgeous!

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    1. They're fabulous, aren't they. So many colours and so much variety.

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  19. I love Roses but have none in my garden, my neighbour grows them in her front garden that is probably about as close as they will get to mine. I am hopeless at growing anything that flowers. A beautiful post :)

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    1. I suppose you can admire your neighbour's roses, I hope they're ones you like.

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