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Rose: Variegata di Bologna

14 June 2014 22:48:31
Rose Variegata di Bologna

Rose Variegata di Bologna

This rose was bred in Bologna, Italy - hence the name.  According to the books, it likes a North facing wall.  I was sceptical as a north facing wall in Italy is probably warmer than a south facing wall in Ireland.  But I put it on a north-west facing wall, in moisture retentive soil.  It is thriving.  It looks like raspberry ripple ice-cream, it smells divine.  Only disadvantage is that is does not repeat flower.  What is rare is wonderful!   

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Periwinkle Periwinkle 14 June 2014 22:53:41

Mairin, that is lovely! I have Rosa Mundi just coming out now too. It is also varigated pink and white.

Clara Clara 14 June 2014 22:59:27

A beauty Mairin ....Loved your Album  great photos and welcome back ........

JoanG JoanG 14 June 2014 23:00:01

That is an unusual rose, and great that it has thrived for you. Nice to see photos of your garden too, all looking lovely.

andyf7 andyf7 14 June 2014 23:02:10

Lovely, must check that one out.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 15 June 2014 06:03:11

Beatiful. Welcome back, Mairin. :)

fran m fran m 15 June 2014 07:43:24

That one is a little too much for me ;(

Good to hear from you, great talking to you at Bloom short and all as it was, hope all well.

Jacinta D Jacinta D 15 June 2014 07:46:00

Mairin, just having a look at your album. You have made quite a transformation  on your garden since I saw it. Absolutely ADORE your water butt. Where did you source it? So much nicer than those horrid plastic ones, of which I have two.

And your little tool shed up by the house seems to be missing also????

Jackie Jackie 15 June 2014 08:07:05

This wouldn't be for me either. Not big into roses. But I do love your photo album. You have your garden looking so well. Love all the wood too!!! 

KL KL 15 June 2014 11:55:17

That's the most unusual rose iv ever seen!! It's stunning it almost looks like tie-died crumpled silk, best of luck with it :)

Dick Dick 19 June 2014 23:00:44

That is some rose, Máirín. I have never seen anything like it. While I have about 100 rose bushes, I still have to have one like that.

Mairin Mairin 30 July 2014 23:05:17

Hi Jacinta,

Check out www.rainbarrels.ie for the water butt.  They are a company based in Wicklow and have been at Bloom for the last few years.  Well worth the extra few euros as they are a feature in themselves.    The garden shed is still with us - up at the back wall beside the plant storage area.  Look carefully! 


Jacinta D Jacinta D 31 July 2014 08:01:01

I'd love one of those. I'd better starting thinking about what I want on this years' 'Santa' list. Oops!  I've said a curse!!!

Your shed has been very cleverly incorporated down at the back. It fits in there perfectly!


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