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'Hector Deane' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 132-775
most recent 27 APR SHOW ALL
Initial post 9 MAY 22 by Hamanasu
I wrote to Peter Beales (the only source for this variety in the UK) to ask if Hector Deane and other old hybrid teas dropped from their catalogue would be re-introduced. Their reply: 'Sadly we had to cut our rose list during Covid times, to concentrate on more reliable stock. I don`t think that these will be returned to our catalogue in the near future, so sorry to disappoint you.'
La Campanella (Italy)... gone. La Roseraie du Desert (France)... gone (or rather, surviving only as a shadow of its former self). And now this. I feel the pain US rose lovers must have experienced when Vintage Gardens closed down.
Reply #1 of 11 posted 9 MAY 22 by Johno
An attractive McGredy rose with fragrance which is worth getting buds or even trying to own root.
Reply #2 of 11 posted 10 MAY 22 by Margaret Furness
It will strike from cuttings.
Reply #3 of 11 posted 10 MAY 22 by Hamanasu
Thank you both. I wonder who is still growing this in England... Mottisfont used to have small bush in a bed devoted to a small collection of older hybrid teas, but that's gone now to make room for a re-designed garden. Even if I could obtain budwood or wood, I don't have the skills or facilities to graft, and own-root roses often do poorly here (indeed, even when they are grafted pernetianas struggle a bit in this climate).
Reply #4 of 11 posted 10 MAY 22 by Johno
To bud a rose is not difficult. Check out the You Tube videos to show you how. One can be successful with basic equipment of a leather glove, stanley knife and something to keep the bud in place -budding tape, even dental floss will do the trick. It is a good idea to hang onto those suckers and bud on a new rose. Good luck with your search.
Reply #5 of 11 posted 10 MAY 22 by Hamanasu
Thank you Johno, I'll consider it!
Reply #6 of 11 posted 25 APR by Give me caffeine
Just saw this, and the other comments. Would love to get some, if you know anyone who has some to spare.

I'll also make a point of asking Ross Roses if there is still a surviving plant at the old T4R nursery. If there is, they should be able to propagate from it.
Reply #7 of 11 posted 25 APR by Johno
Should not be a problem. It is listed as growing in Petticoat Lane in the Garden section of HMF.
Reply #8 of 11 posted 26 APR by Margaret Furness
Brian Wagner has access to Petticoat Lane - perhaps you and Bonita's group could put in a combined order (I'd be in it too), but you'd be looking at 2025 for delivery.
Reply #9 of 11 posted 27 APR by Give me caffeine
Ah, I just looked up Petticoat Lane. I had assumed it was just another private garden, but it sounds like a great initiative. I'd be more than happy to help support them with orders, once they are ready to take them.
Reply #10 of 11 posted 27 APR by Margaret Furness
I've confused you - Petticoat Lane is National Trust, and isn't a commercial enterprise (other than selling fruit to visitors and herbs to local cafes via an honesty box). It doesn't sell roses. Brian Wagner donated some plants to it, mainly Bishop's Lodge roses, and has access to budwood from it in exchange.
Brian tells us that budding small numbers for special orders isn't commercially viable - freelance budders like doing a thousand at a time, and 50 is about the minimum they tolerate.
He is still doing orders for Bishop's Lodge.
Reply #11 of 11 posted 27 APR by Give me caffeine
Fair enough. :) I'm not in a rush for this one anyway.
Discussion id : 140-678
most recent 25 APR HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 APR by Bonita
Last Saturday I took blooms of 'Hector Deane' to our Good Day Out rose gathering where we have a 'Show and Tell'. People swooned over its perfume. Fifteen people requested I arrange budded plants from my bush. Looking around for a budder as our local expert has retired.
Discussion id : 75-355
most recent 30 NOV 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 NOV 13 by Patricia Routley
'Hector Deane' has few prickles up where the blooms are, but many large thorns below.
Discussion id : 71-709
most recent 20 MAY 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 MAY 13 by Patricia Routley
To Georgina Campbell,
How did you go on finding a 'Hector Deane' in New Zealand? Was anybody able to help you?
Reply #1 of 7 posted 18 MAY 13 by Georgina Campbell
At this stage no Hector Deane has shown up in NZ. Learnt something interesting thought and that is that rose members coming over for the World Fed Convention at Palmerston North in Nov are bringing in roses to exhibit yet I can't bring in budwood like that. Possibly Kelvin or David might be able to bring over some roses to exhibit that I am hunting for.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 19 MAY 13 by Patricia Routley
'Hector Deane' has to be there somewhere. See the 1949 reference where Hamilton adopted it as a community rose; Whangarei also adopted it - see 1951 reference. Can you contact the Rose Societies for Whangarei and Waikato? Older members may still have it.

I am sorry I can't help with the New Zealand customs. (I can't help thinking of David's Ruston's book 'a Life With Roses' p41 where he went into Auckland airport with some ostrich feathers, originally from a 1903 garden party at Buckingham Palace. The bamboo supports for the feathers were confiscated, but he got the feathers in as millinary!) I actually thought David raided the local gardens for plant material for his flower demonstrations. I would shudder if I saw him approaching with secs, but I would be most honoured to give him anything at all that he needed.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 19 MAY 13 by Georgina Campbell
I'll follow those clues - thanks.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 19 MAY 13 by Margaret Furness
Hector Deane strikes readily from cuttings in warm weather, using a variant of Mike Shoup's ziplock bag technique. In May/early winter I generally do better with in-ground cuttings, provided someone else will dig them up next winter!
Reply #5 of 7 posted 19 MAY 13 by Georgina Campbell
Thanks for that guidance - are you tripping next winter?
Reply #6 of 7 posted 19 MAY 13 by Margaret Furness
No, but the digging can be too hard on a whinging back - I remember trying to extract Veilchenblau a year after the cuttings went into the ground...
Reply #7 of 7 posted 20 MAY 13 by Georgina Campbell
Ah - yes some certainly grow like tryphods very quickly.
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