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Rosa 'Rosy Cushion'

  • Rosa 'Rosy Cushion'
  • Rosa 'Rosy Cushion'
  • Rosa 'Rosy Cushion'

Looking round the garden yesterday I realise it will soon be rose time,,one of my favourite roses is looking great as usual with not a lot of help from me, must admit my shrub rose Rosy Cushion is one I often forget to feed and it never suffers any diseases so doesn't need pampering with the Roseclear, its covered in flowers none stop from June till October some years, I always say what's a rose without a scent and ok this one doesn't have a scent but it makes up for it in the sheer amount of flowers, it really looks very like Ballerina but the flowers are double the size, I don't prune it except to remove dead branches and to try and keep it to a reasonable size but even with pruning it still reaches over 5ft here, I have four planted together so when in flower they're quite a sight and I've lost count of the people who've asked what its called, they're also quite near the bird table so a safe spot for all the garden birds to take cover :-)

Comments (10)

  1. Grower

    Amanda CW

    Ooh! I also love old-fashioned roses like this. In a previous house we had a lovely large Albertine rose on a west facing wall. It was a bit more of a rambler than a shrub, but it was a mass of gorgeously fragrant pink flowers in summer like yours.

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    Kathy Peck

    Its strange you should mention Albertine Amanda I bought that one just a couple of years ago the first year no flowers but last year it was to the top of the arch and stunning, a lovely rose bet you miss it :-), here's a couple of pictures of mine last year.
    I bought quite a few David Austin roses around 10 years ago, my Mum loved her roses so when she left me a little money after she died I thought it was a good way to remember her ,so I have a bed of them in front of my kitchen window :-)

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    Helene U Taylor

    It is soon rose time in my garden too, although after this strange winter I think my Clematis ‘Niobe’ (pruning group 3) will flower before my first roses, that’s never happened before! I don’t have any single roses in my garden, I prefer small roses I can keep contained since my garden is so small. My favourite rose is probably a climber called ‘Crimson Cascade’, but I am also very fond of my 3 David Austin roses.

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  4. Grower

    Kathy Peck

    Lovely roses Helene which one is the pale pink? love the form of that one and your Crimson Cascade is stunning :-)
    I have my first rose just starting to flower,must take a picture, 'Canary Bird', a bit of a monster but lovely and a beautiful scent, I'm never sure when you're supposed to prune this one though, must be after flowering with it being so early,as you'll see from the picture its been left to its own devices ooops.
    The seasons do seem all mixed up don't they I have a hollyhock with buds in April!!!!

  5. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    The pale pink rose is a pot rose I bought from Tesco many years ago for £1!!
    I have a dark pink pot rose too, they flower like mad all year, usually one of the first to flower and the pale pink one had flower buds still when I pruned it last week of January! I don’t have a name for it, not sure if these miniature roses have any names. I know many people buy them to have indoors and when they are finished flowering the throw them away, but planted out in the garden they can go on for years. The pale pink is more than 10 years old.

    As for pruning, I only have repeat flowering roses so I prune all of them first week of February usually, but this winter I haven’t had any frost and most of the roses started putting out new growth in January so by last week of January I just had to do it.

  6. Grower

    Kathy Peck

    That was a bargain its lovely thought it was one of your David Austins!!
    I had a similar bargain rose from Wilkinsons Golden Showers for 99p, and when we first moved here with a huge new garden to fill I bought loads of the bargain shrubs and groundcover roses from Woolworths all still going strong 12 years later :-)

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  7. Grower

    Kathy Peck

    Ooops almost forgot here's Canary Bird, oh heck it looks even bigger in a picture :-)

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    Helene U Taylor

    Got a couple more photos of the pot rose for you, it is tiny and the flowers are, well miniature size, but so lovely! I am hoping to propagate it this year, didn’t succeed last year, the cuttings died, but I think I did it too late in the season. This year I will try to take cuttings of several of the roses in July instead of October.
    Next year this one might be on my swap list :-)

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  9. Grower

    Helene U Taylor

    It is very light pink in the winter and more cream in the summer, like many of my roses it changes its colour with the temperature and light conditions.

  10. Grower

    Kathy Peck

    Must say I've never grown any miniatures Helene but that ones lovely :-)


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