‘MY BIGGEST SURPRISE’ SERIES | ROSE ‘MME. ALFRED CARRIÈRE’ | MICHELLE ELSOM
‘MY BIGGEST SURPRISE’ SERIES | ROSE ‘MME. ALFRED CARRIÈRE’ | SCHWARTZ 1879
WHAT CAN A ROSE DO FOR YOU WITH A BIT OF LOVE?
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This time, we would like to share with you a story from one of our members at The Right Roses, Michelle Elsom. Rose ‘Mme Alfred Carriere’ has been in Michelle’s garden for 6 years. However, she has never performed particularly well. This year, a big surprise happened. Please read Michelle’s story to see what a rose can do for you with just a little bit of love. Indeed, ‘love’ might be the most crucial ingredient for success, we believe.
We hope that Michelle’s story can be a source of inspiration to many gardeners. We highly appreciate Michelle’s contribution.
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‘MY BIGGEST SURPRISE’ SERIES | MS. MICHELLE ELSOM
Name of the Rose: Mme Alfred Carriere
Breeder: Schwartz 1879
Here is a picture of my beautiful rose Madame Alfred Carriere. This year she’s outstanding, full of flowers with lots of buds as well. She has been in the ground now for about 6 years but has never done very well. This year I have made a mega effort feed her even though I didn’t get round to doing any pruning last year and she has rewarded me. She is growing up and over a pergola now reaching a height of about 16 ft with a spread of about 12 ft. She doesn’t need deadheading as doesn’t tend to develop hips. This rose has a delightful fragrance as well as her leaves been scented too. I don’t tend to find her long lasting as a cut flower but she doesn’t mind the heat of the day – as in direct sunlight. For a rose, which is over 100 years old, she is doing pretty well.
Photo credit: Michelle Elsom