Red roses too

Would like a red bush rose that grows to a nice shape and the blooms don't go manky in rain.
Must have scent and be trouble free.

Is there such a thing?


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  • fatbellyfatbelly Forumite
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    I'm not big on roses but I had success with Royal William in a previous house in the 1990s so tried it again a couple of years ago.

    Seems trouble free and nicely scented.
  • twopennytwopenny Forumite
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    Thank you Fatbelly, I had a look for it at the local garden centre but no sign. A good excuse to go to the further away ones and include a large cheese scone.

    I did think what I was asking was a stage too far.
    I also looked at the roses they've got but the constant supply of new cultivars are mostly scentless and a lot of the flowers browning at the edges.

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  • SapindusSapindus Forumite
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    Seems to me that most red roses I sniff have hardly any scent.  The most delicious scented rose I know of is Rosa rugosa which is a sort of cerise colour.
  • fatbellyfatbelly Forumite
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    I can't remember were I bought mine -  you could try mail order. It seems some nurseries do stock it
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    Rosa Rugosa isn't a neat tidy bush- if I remember rightly it can grow 6ft tall & 6ft wide. Makes good hedging- lovely big hips but evil thorny stems!
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  • Eldi_DosEldi_Dos Forumite
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    Cannot help with variety but agree that scent is important. Our local park has a scented garden,designed with people of restricted sight in mind. It is surrounded by hedge and paths have pergola with plants chosen for scent and is a lovely place in early evening at right time of year.
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