Adam Messerich a bourbon shrub Rose bred in Germany in 1920 by Peter Lambert.
This Rose was planted in the main border of the back garden in late Winter, in a position where a Pittosporum had not survived the severe season.
Adam Messerich a bourbon shrub Rose bred in Germany in 1920 by Peter Lambert. The double blooms at first open deep pink and later fade to a paler shade. The fragrant flowers are held in a nodding fashion in small clusters. This is a repeat flowering shrub Rose and it would probably have had an even better succession of blooms if we had been dead heading, we mistakenly thought that it produced hips.
The bush has an upright habit and will grow to a height of 1.5mtrs, about 4ft 10 inches.
It seem that there are many opinions on pruning Bourbon Roses, I have not grown them before and at this stage am uncertain as to what is the best procedure. Until I find out better I shall prune lightly in late Winter when still dormant.
Below is a picture of this Rose when it first opened, see how much of a deeper shade of pink it is. I will add another picture next year hopefully showing it smothered in blooms.
One of the links on my website (Aberdeen Gallery) is where I initially placed links to flickr members photos of Aberdeen landmarks. It was always my intention to replace them with my own when I felt that I had enough to do so. I have just done this, you may want to take a look, link is at the top of the page. Part of the city to the north, lies Old Aberdeen, the history of which goes back many hundreds of years. Today, the area where we have one of the oldest universities in Scotland is like stepping in to a world of bygone days.
The narrow cobbled streets have been restored and look immaculate. A good number of the dwellings had been demolished and rebuilt in the 18th and 19th century, many of them are quite grand and this area as well as the main city’s west end is where the most expensive homes are. Clearly the council are determined to keep Old Aberdeen to the very high standard which they have it today.
In 1495 Bishop William Elphinstone petitioned Pope Alexander V1 on behalf of King James 1V to have Aberdeen’s first college built. This was to cure the ignorance which he witnessed in his parish. Kings College is still in use till this day.
Modest but quaint.
For those a little better off.
The Cruickshank Botanical Gardens in Old Aberdeen, (no relation to me) Check out that Acer Griseum.
Here we have The Old Town House which was rebuilt in 1787, conserved and preserved in 2005.