East side west arch of westerly arch.
David Austin rose introduced 1977, part of the Leander group of roses – Large apricot-pink blooms, cupped flowers opening to rosettes, 90 petals, repeat flowering on new wood. Strong arching growth. Fruity fragrance. exceptionally healthy. 5×4ft, reliably winter hardy to Z5 if grown as a shrub, Z6 up can be grown as a climber.
NB USDA gives 5a as -28.8C, 5b -26.1C; 6a -23.3C; 6b -20.5C which actually bumps the garden into 6b. Maybe.
This was grown by a Texas nursery, bought through Botanus, arrived with quite a lot of bark and pruning damage although a main stem, which had split, was jammed against another (unfortunately I had already pruned this before I started photographing). Some roots had mould on them. I would not have bought it from a nursery. I am assured by Wendy at Botanus that they are extremely vigorous, that they have almost no deaths or replacements, and that they had run out for this year. My concern is that this damage leaves it open to infestation of fungi etc. I pruned the worst of the damage.
Very slow to start growing; first bloomed first week August 2010
This planting has been archived (Died).
Purchased from Botanus
Latest Milestone Dying
Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet in imperial).
Your garden has partial sun light which is ideal for Rose 'A Shropshire Lad'.
Your garden has combination soil: planting in loam soil will ensure your plant thrives.
Remember to water moderately.
Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 6.5 as Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' likes to be in acidic soil.
More information about Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Rose 'A Shropshire Lad' Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
removed [[Archived]]Some planted, some dug up, more pots ...
Blooming day 2625
Almost all its buds are now open; it seems to be holding up well in this hot weatherMore blooms from a scorching day
Blooming day 2622
Pruning day 2370
to about 18", well covered with leaves for insulationRoses, weeding and animal life...
Blooming day 2228
I hope it doesn’t get fried in this hot weather, I need to mulch itBargain plants
Transplanted day 1572
Blooming day 1569
Blooming day 1559
looking lovely although the blossoms last barely more than a day or soGraham Thomas looking sick
Blooming day 1557
another cluster of roses
Blooming day 1555
another flowerThe indoor garden
Blooming day 1554
Blooming day 1553
2 sprays of buds – so much for a dead rose!Karma Choc
Growing day 1515
about 3ftDeadheading and weeding
Sprouting day 1499
Moved day 1476
Blooming day 1197
second flush; so busy looking at the blooms I didn’t see the dead one!Getting ready
Blooming day 1192
a fully open flower after the storm, and some budsFlash, crash and two inches of rain!
Flowering day 1139
Flowering day 791
Budding day 785
the red-edged leaves; looking very healthyOur first hot day
Under Attack day 440
some dead patches on the older leaves, no buds or flowersWhere are my wellies?
Flowering day 433
still picking Japanese beetles off this one – where do they come from?I turn my back...
Flowering day 100
Sprouting day 61
Planting Out day 1
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