Garden Tour - John & Jackie Wrinch

Previews1
Arch AdelaideD'Orleans
Arch Seagull
Garden
Garden
Garden
Garden
Garden
Garden
Garden
Garden
FrontGarden
Garden
Tom
Adelaide d'Orleans
Unknown
Unknown1
Unknown2
Alfred de Dalmas
Ballerina
Buff Beauty

Previews2
Chaucer
City of London
Double Delight
English Garden
Fantin-Latour
Felicia
Golden Wings
Jenny Duvall
Leander
Leda
Moonlight (musk)
Mr Lincoln
Nevada
New Dawn
Nuits de Young
Nuits de Young
Parkdirektor Riggers
Parkdirektor Riggers
Perle d'Or
Pink Parfait

Previews3
Raubritter
Rosemary Harkness
Seagull
Seagull close-up
Silver Jubilee
Stanwell Perpetual
Superb Tuscan1
Superb Tuscan2
Sympathy
Sympathy
Tamora
Unknown1
Unknown moss
Yvonne Rabier
Yvonne Rabier1
 

June 17th 2003 the Peninsular Rose Club was invited to the garden of John and Jackie Wrinch.

The Wrinch's garden is a farm-like setting, with fruit trees, a giant American Walnut tree, grapes, turkeys, Muscovy ducks, Polish chickens, and peacocks in addition to about 300 roses. Weathered farm buildings provide a backdrop, and a tower affords a lookout over the domain.

Most of the roses are in a garden laid out around a central lawn, with many metal arches covered with climbers. There is an amazing variety of roses, with an emphasis on Moss, Hybrid Musk, Hybrid Perpetual, Gallica and other OGRs that are not normally seen in gardens, plus a good collection of Austins and other shrubs.

John reports that after experimenting with other methods, he has settled on overhead watering, confounding the conventional wisdom that the spray will encourage disease. He has little problem with blackspot, and there is no evidence of mildew in the garden.