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An Old Fashion David Austin Rose! by Gabrielle  Lees

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Another pretty smelling rose in my garden, this is Charles Austin.


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  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnover 3 years ago

    beauty!!! can smeel the aroma right through my screen! ;-)

  • Hi Dave, yes I would have loved to have added the smell on here, this rose is a beautiful smelling rose! :) Thanks so much for your lovely comment! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntover 3 years ago

    Just beautiful, Gabrielle! Nice clarity and colours. I bet it smells wonderful.

  • Hi Merrilyn, I wish I could have added the smell on here, it’s such a beautiful smelling rose.

    Thanks so much for the lovely comment! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • grannyshot
    grannyshotover 3 years ago

    Gabrielle I have one of these; one of the loveliest roses…great shot!

  • Hi Linda, thanks buddy, yes is a beautiful smelling rose isn’t it! I couldn’t grow the David Austins at first, they were a pain, lots of work and no reward until one day I basically told them that I was going to rip them out if they didn’t perform. I gave them a dose of dolomite and well they have been fantastic ever since. I realise now that David Austins arn’t much good in sandy soil unless you’re prepared to put tonnes of organic matter and dolomite in the soil.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77over 3 years ago

    stunning work!

  • Hi Mr Charmiene, thanks buddy! :)

    Gabe :)

    PS. Is there any name I can call you?

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Michaela1991
    Michaela1991over 3 years ago

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 3 years ago

    absolutely wonderful Gabe!

  • Hi Charmiene, thanks so much for the lovely comment! Wish I could give you a bunch to take home, they really smell beautiful! :)

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 3 years ago

    P R E T T Y

  • Hi there Lorilee, how are you? Thanks so much for the comment on my pic!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 3 years ago

    Real beauties my friend.Beautiful closeup.I always stop to smell them..Hugs..Tom

  • That’s what I like to hear Tom! :) Yes you should always take the time to smell the flowers. They are such delights to our senses, I love having a bunch on my dining table, the smell wofts through the house.

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    They are beautiful Gabe. Are they Charlie or David?

  • Hi Al, good to see you’re on the ball! :) OK sorry to confuse you but David Austin is the Hybridiser who created this rose, he has crossed many species to get different roses that have been good enough to sell on the world market. This rose is actually called Charles Austin. I think from memory, Charles is his brother. He’s got heaps of named roses and a few are called after family members from memory.

    – Gabrielle Lees

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful roses Gabe. I don’t know much about flowers but aren’t they an unusual colour.

  • Hi Ralph, thanks m8! :) These roses are hybridised, many years of cross pollunation to get the best results. This breeder, David Austin has hundreds of roses that smell devine. As a gardener, we look for roses that grow well, have a great fragrance and the colours you want. This rose is like a peachy apricot colour. I bought it for smell, I saw it once in someones garden and had to have it. I think that’s how most gardeners aquire things! LOL!

    Gabe :)

    – Gabrielle Lees

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