English Roses in an Australian Cottage

Fri 11th, Oct, 2013

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my work is done here


roses bloom in an old cottage on the beaches


sweet English rose petals mix with Australian coastal air


I may be a while





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16 Responses to “English Roses in an Australian Cottage”

  1. lizzie says:

    beautiful, have a great day Sarah :)

  2. Indeed…you now have it all Sarah! Just sit back and ENJOY!! xx

  3. Lucy says:

    Can I ask where you ordered the English roses, my hubby is English and I know he’d love some planted in our garden!

    • katerina says:

      i have quite a few old english roses in a tiny area in the inner city. David Austins are your best bet. However it’s a bit late now to buy them. Online you will find places like Trelours, Swanes, Honeysuckle Cottage and many many more. They send you a catalogue around Feb. March …you pace your order AND they are delivered to yr door . It’s NOt outrageously pricey. ! From there on in HANG ONTO YR HAT !!!! LOL As U WILL be hooked…they arent at all difficult. The BIG secret is …tada ….an Australian product…SUDDEN IMPACT & good ‘ol Potash …both cheap. Cow manure as well . Go forth and grow !!!!

  4. Jojo3b says:

    Perfect… Yep be awhile. Jojo :)

  5. alison says:

    What a great feeling! Enjoy the moment.


  6. Neen says:

    SUUUUUPERB ;) Neen

  7. Fleur says:

    You clever clever lady xxx

  8. vanessa says:

    Ahhhhhh I could stare at this post all day. Beautiful….simply beautiful! xxxxx

  9. merilyn says:

    how delightful are they … well done sarah!
    whatever will we do for our ‘beach cottage fixes’ when you go off traveling!
    but one has to do, what one has to do … enjoy that deck for a while with
    grey tinted glasses and a glass of whatever takes your fancy! lol m:)x

  10. Lisa Mckenzie says:

    Well done on growing these gorgeous blooms you must be very proud,they are truly stunning Sarah x

  11. Deb says:

    Girl, you write like a poet, and I got lost in the images. Thanks for sharing the beauty. . . . xo Debbie

  12. luff! I adore my Austins I have lots in a special rose garden, which I am trying to make more into a mixed border, plus I have Pierre de Ronsard climbers on my back verandah- they are pretty sensational as well at the moment!

    • sarah says:

      ooh lucky you, I’m hoping for climbers around the summer house, I am just working out how to get them in some decent soil in that area x

  13. Petra says:

    I’ve just put a standard yellow floribunda in my entrance and the perfume is to die for! We live near the sea on the Gold Coast and the soil is pure SAND! I threw potting mix in the hole when I dug the rose in so I hope it will be o.k. Will put Seasol on it in a couple of weeks to help it along!!! Your pink roses are so incredibly beautiful – I could stare at them all day…..

    • sarah says:

      thanks I hope it does well for you – I have the same sandy soil, the water runs off it in most places – I have found watering is key to getting my roses established, xx