deb...noticed the english roses..i had some for yrs but had to leave them behind last move...i just was looking through the DA rose catalog to get some for next spring and saw the princess margareta as a climber...how long have you had yours and how has it been health wise? it looks nice. I had a graham thomas and Gertrude jeykel ( sp) as climbers in the old house but was thinking of trying a newer one hoping they might be more disease resistant as they got bad black spot.( could be cause i transplanted them 3 times when we moved )
That must've broken your heart to leave them. Very sad. Pr. Margareta is a very healthy bush. I've had her since 2001. My Graham Thomas is doing well but does get leggy if I'm not on top of it. They've never been moved. Too much work and I'm really bad at transplanting roses. I just love E roses.I'll post some more pics soon.
This is my favourite flower possibly, love these things, affectionately known as 'lady slipper orchids'.
My Dad owns/founded a rare plant company, probably one of the only ones in the UK really definitely the biggest anyway. We have some 3500 plants on our property (that's a lot of nice flowers!) and on three other sites (Japan, The Netherlands, Latvia I think). Their plants that are supposed to appeal more to the keen garderner, because some of them do come with a hefty price tag. Buckingham Palace has bought a number of times, so hey if you're ever there you might see some of them!