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    Quote Originally Posted by bario1 View Post
    I'm joining the rose brigade.

    Just ordered 4 on a whim, I get itchy fingers around this time of year.

    Can I plant them through weed membrane to keep down the weeds under them?
    Never tried it, one way to find out though
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    Planting through membrane is fine.

    So what varieties have you picked?
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    All hybrid tea roses for (hopefully) cutting...
    Pascali, Valencia, Elina and Just Joey.

    I know NOTHING about growing roses, please don't tell me these are terrible choices!

    I'm going to be planting them in a long thin bed, how much space should I leave between plants?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bario1 View Post
    All hybrid tea roses for (hopefully) cutting...
    Pascali, Valencia, Elina and Just Joey.

    I know NOTHING about growing roses, please don't tell me these are terrible choices!

    I'm going to be planting them in a long thin bed, how much space should I leave between plants?
    The only one I am familiar with is Just Joey and it is fantastic you will not be disappointed. I am planning the start of my cut roses patch for next year and Just Joey is a definite. Would like a scented pale pink to go with it. I think I will be visiting Peter Beales in the summer to help me decide, just need to make sure I leave my purse at home.

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    My roses arrived yesterday! Popped to the plot this morning on the way to work to stick them in a bucket of damp soil till I can get them planted out properly. They look like nice robust plants.
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    Planted these out today in a nice sunny spot on the plot. Added manure and rootgrow just like in the D@vid Austin videos, so expecting great blooms!
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    I have Just Joey in the garden as well.
    Vigorous grower and flowers right through the summer.
    I also have a lovely old rose called Ena Harkness.
    A deep wine colour with a fantastic scent but it has a weak stem so seems to droop a little.
    Well worth growing just for it's perfume.
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    I have been just reading through this thread and it reminded me of the stupid thing I did last September.
    I broke a branch of my En Harkness rose by accident.
    Not wanting to throw it away I separated it into two pieces and shoved them into an old metal watering can.
    They are both growing now and I can't get them out of the can.

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

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