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Rose "Gertrude Jekyll"      

This is an absolutely glorious frilly/girly tart of a Rose. “Pink” doesn’t even begin to describe her! She also has the advantage of an “old-fashioned rose scent”. Apparently the “Nation’s Favourite Rose”, I’m very fond of her as well. She has suffered enormous abuse in the years since I acquired her (chiefly an inability to prune her, 3 devastating whitefly attacks and at least 2 years where I didn’t fertilise at all). Despite all this she is now ensconced in the “forever garden” (which we moved to in in August 2015). She’s had a little love (ok, blood, fish + bone) sprinkled about, and a little haircut (think short back + sides), and is looking ridiculously smug about it all. Despite the huge amounts of ground I could put her in, she remains in her original glazed grey/green pot

This planting is in the Container Flowers garden .

Purchased.

Latest Milestone Budding

Quantity: 1

Plant Rose Rosa 3301

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  • Bloom_day_2012_jul

Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived

Milestones

  • 31 Mar 2014
    Budding

    Budding day 730

    Needed some spray for the aphids!

  • 22 Aug 2012
    Budding

    Budding day 144

    hasn’t responded too well to the pruning, but this looks like it’s the start of a second flush

  • 15 Jul 2012
    Blooming

    Blooming day 106

    Final flower for Bloom Day!

  • 08 Jul 2012
    Pruning

    Pruning day 99

  • 14 Jun 2012
    Blooming

    Blooming day 75

    And I’ve counted another 18 buds!

  • 01 Jun 2012
    Blooming

    Blooming day 62

  • 20 May 2012
    Budding

    Budding day 50

  • 31 Mar 2012
    Purchased

    Purchased day 0


Comments

She’s exquisite!

Posted on 15 Jul 12 (over 5 years ago)

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