Yesterday I wanted to pre-order my favourite rose "Gertrude Jekyll" for my Bavarian balcony too, and by chance I found this link:
https://www.welt-der-rosen.de/adressen/dtl2.htm (you have to copy it, sorry)
"Only" for German rose gardens, but the idea of such a specialised survey is bright. There are three rose gardens in my neighbourhood which I never heard of.
So fascinating, enthusiastic (and a bit fanatic) - I would enjoy and use a list of rose gardens for England when pandemic allows me to come again.
Of course I copied and pasted because I always like to know more. This site leads to magical districts, not just rose gardens. Also art that refers to roses and more.ReplyDelete
Yes, Yale, I was really stunned when I looked it up. The locations are to find via postcode - very comfortable.Delete
I also find the idea great to show roses which carry the name of a German city.
This is a lovely time of year to think about plants and gardening isn’t it Britta ? I was pruning our roses yesterday ….. very cold but, I started to warm up once I got going !!!! We haven’t got a ‘ Gertrude ‘ …. I think I need one ! XXXXReplyDelete
Even for my balconies I start to plan, Jackie! And honestly: Gertrude Jekyll is a "Must-have" - I have her on my Berlin balcony, she flowers opulently two times a year, is in bright pink with lots of petals - but the very best is her fragrance. XXXXDelete
What a good choice Gertrude Jekyll is. Just as you want to revisit her gardens in the UK, I want to acknowledge her impact on garden design still. Her breeding of roses etc in Surrey was impressive and her dealings with Sir Edwin Lutyens were even better.ReplyDelete
I admire Gertrude Jekyll, Helen: three of her very big books stand (read) in my garden-library (among others "A Gardner's Testament")- and I adore the stern, no-nonsense and very direct approach on life by Victorian women.Delete
I visited Hestercombe Gardens, Munsted Wood and Goddards.
There is a flower here called 'Miss Wilmott's Ghost'. Miss Wilmott was a woman who used to invite herself to other people's gardens and secretly sprinkle the fower seed around when nobody was looking. Years after she died the flowers would appear in the Summer.ReplyDelete
I isn't that funny - or eccentric, your Ellen Willmott, Tom? She was so wildly obsessed, a bit crazy and spent her big fortune on her English, French and Italian gardens, and I think of her as the initiator of Guerilla Gardening.Delete
Your balcony rose sounds robust and glorious, especially in bloom. Growing plants and gardening is very satisfying and even rewarding. Visiting gardens is a wonderful past time and there is always something to be learned. Thank you, I am enjoying your web site reference.ReplyDelete
Dear Susan, when I lived in my house in Hildesheim for 20 years, I made a huge garden including many, many old roses (lots of them fragrant French ones). Now I have two large balconies - and am content with that, especially as I can visit so many wonderful gardens.Delete
The garden visits give me in every town or city a great aim - Botanical Gardens, parks, and, when I am lucky private gardens (in London they opened them for two days - like a madwoman I hopped around and visited 19! In two days!)
Roses wither away in our garden. Almost no one round here manages to grow them. We can grow lots of thick luscious moss though.ReplyDelete
Yes, Tasker - shadow is a problem for roses, though normally they are really modest and uncomplicated. In the Botanical Garden in Berlin they have a special moss garden - impressing! When you have moss I guess you have high trees too?Delete
When you can return again I can highly recommend that you visit the Kiftsgate garden - it is in my area and is absolutely stunning.ReplyDelete
Dear Rosemary, thank you for the tip about Kiftsgate Court Gardens. I just mailed to my friend Anne, with whom I did the "Bed&Breakfast for Gardenlovers" tour (self designed)- and as we saw Hidcote I cannot believe that we didn't visit Kiftsgate with our dear hostess Wendy Dare.Delete
But I am ashamed to confess that I am not sure - I remember pillars, yes, but...
What I definitely know is that I had the rosa filipes Kiftsgate in my garden in Hildesheim - it climbed into a wonderful greengage - you can imagine my shock when I had to see that after moving to Hamburg my tenant of the ground-floor, a garden architect (!!) had not only ruined all the ancient roses , but also the kiftsgate - you need a lot of stupidity and force to kill a rambler!, and sawed the greengage so much that it died - and later managed to kill the quince (not easy either). She was a depressed woman (happy she moved after some time) - the only thing she could not destroy were the long box hedges - well, that does the pyralid now, and the Cylindrocladium buxicola .
I do not visit my house any more - it breaks my heart - my husband takes care as he doesn't have so many emotional bonds.