Category Archives: Growing in pots

It’s ‘Summertime’!

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I feel sorry for this little rose. It is doing its very best.

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It was bought for the Bon Viveur, who loves yellow, as I do.

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We have some tall chimney pots on our supper terrace (4 in all). They used to have Morning Glory in them and I got fed up with it (I still have it on the balcony, which I only use in the morning and the evening, due to the heat).

So I bought two small climbing roses from David Austin in 2016 (the other two pots have clematis).

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They have been at their absolute best this year. The Bon Viveur never saw them, but last summer, when I was raving about what a pretty little rose it was, I asked him for his opinion. ‘It’s not my favourite’. Less than satisfactory and I speak to them every day to compensate. They are nearly up to the balcony and, although going over now, will flower again later, but never as beautifully as this.

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