Pierre de Ronsard photo

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Pierre de Ronsard photo

Postby ashke » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:18 am

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Postby The Estate » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:51 am

Just beautiful :P
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Postby Spider Lily » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:55 pm

Yes, beautiful rose there Ashke!
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Postby The Estate » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:59 pm

BIG fat stalks, looks quite old as well.
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Postby ashke » Tue Dec 12, 2006 3:45 pm

nope not very old...just 6 years old, planted as bare-rooted stumpy little things lol when we moved into the new house :D
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Postby The Estate » Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:02 pm

It has done very well indeed :P
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Postby Luzy » Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:47 pm

Lovely rose, ashke! :D I'm just amazed at the colour variations, so delicate.
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Postby Pam » Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:24 pm

Absolutely gorgeous!
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Postby Comeilotei » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:23 pm

Ashke, what a show! This rose is just so beautiful! You must be so proud having it grace your home! Can I ask how you managed to curve it so perfectly between the top of your pillar and eaves? What did you use to secure the branch?

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Postby ashke » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:31 pm

thanks everyone, yes I'm very happy with Pierre...he's given me great joy the past few years. I recently bought his red cousin (Red Pierre) so it'll be interesting to see how he compares

Comeilotei - I didn't do anything special, and to be honest, didn't know much about climbing roses, he's my first :lol:

I just tied the branches to the upright verandah posts with velcro tape, then had some thick gauge wire strung from that post to either ends of the verandah (2 strands) which were then made taut using those wire tighteners that I think they use on fences or as balustrades (?) (not sure what they're called, just knew what I wanted when I saw it in the hardware store)

I then twined the growing branches around the wire horizontally

It gets pruned hard once a year, though I haven't the nerve to cut back the old branches like the experts say to do...I just cut it back at the same time as the bush roses (again I know...wrong time lol, but it works for me and mine!)

EDIT: oh and I feed it heaps! :lol: :lol:
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Postby midgin » Wed Dec 13, 2006 6:25 am

Hi Ashke, your rose is beautiful and so healthy.. I love the way you have trained it to form 'like an arch'... (Y)
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Postby enrico » Wed Dec 13, 2006 9:10 am

:D :D So gorgeous............ashke :D Iam soooooo green :cry:
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Postby charlie_bruno » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:55 pm

1st post, woohoo! im thinking of getting a couple of these, bare rooted cum april, much nicer to look at than the neighbours back door
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Postby The Estate » Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:03 pm

charlie_bruno wrote:im thinking of getting a couple of these, bare rooted cum april, much nicer to look at than the neighbours back door


First of all a big welcome Charlie, and yes any rose is better than an eye sore, they are a great rose, I have one as well, it is in it's 2nd. flowering atm, never get as many the 2nd. time round but still goodo :P Are you a bit of a rose person yourself :roll:
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Postby froglover » Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:40 pm

What a stunningly beautiful rose! absolutely divine! I love the soft and subtle colours - very oldy worldy looking. :D Would love to see more photos of your roses!

We also have Red Pierre x 2 climbing over an arbour, but we were recently told by a rose agent/consultant that not only are they not a true climber like Pierre de Ronsard is, but also - they are NOT related to Pierre de Ronsard - just the name similarity! :(
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Postby ashke » Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:22 am

yes, am very happy with 6 yr old Pierre :D

I also have 2 Red Pierre...they have only been in the ground since July 2006, so have some growing to do to match their older "brothers" :lol:

when I first saw RP on some garden show (can't recall which) it was said that they were bred/produced by the same rose breeders that produced Pierre dR, and that while the idea was to look similar in terms of shape, they're also supposed to behave similarly, but yes, they are not strictly related
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