Let me introduce you to the bush (scrub) English rose BELLE STORY. This rose of D. Austin is more than 35 years old and she still has adherents. She was named so thanks to one of the nurses who served as an officer of the Royal Navy of Great Britain. The rose BELLE STORY was introduced into the culture in 1984. 

Characteristics of the rose BELLE STORY

  • Group – English roses (English Roses)
  • Basic form – bush (scrub)
  • Height – up to 1.5 m
  • Diameter – up to 1.5 m
  • Bush form – rounded
  • Flower color – light pink shades, creamy (milk)
  • Number of petals – 26-40
  • Flower shape – cupped, semi-double
  • Flower size – 10-12 cm
  • Flowering form – brush
  • Flowering type – repeating
  • Aroma – rich, strong
  • Foliage – green, dense, with shine, large
  • Shoots – straight, spiked
  • Features – BELLE STORY rose grows well in sunny areas; thermophilic; southern, eastern and western directions are suitable for planting: shoots reach 2 m in warm regions
  • Resistance to powdery mildew – medium
  • Resistance to black spotting – medium
  • Cold resistance – 5 – 10 USDA zones
  • Breeder – D. Austin
  • Catalog name – Auselle
  • Year of introduction to the culture – 1984
  • Soil – with good drainage; rich in nutrients
  • pH – there may be slight variations from neutral (5.6 – 6.5)
  • Drainage – required
  • Plot – solar
  • Container – yes
  • Stamb – yes / possible
  • Planting types – mixed planting, hedges, container garden, rosaries, mixborders , tapeworms etc.
  • Pets – typical of roses
  • Diseases – powdery mildew, black spotting, rust of roses



Rose BELLE STORY loves sunny and protected places. The soil for it should be useful, with drainage. The landing pit for the ostrich is made so that the root system of the seedling fits freely in it. If you bought a seedling in a pot, then additional fertilizers at the bottom of the planting pit are not needed. The substrate in which the plant is located already contains fertilizers. If you are lucky enough to purchase a BELLE STORY English rose seedling with an open root system, add granular fertilizers and compost. Mix them with the ground from the area where your rose will grow.

A grafted rose seedling is planted so that the grafting site is 3-5 cm under the soil. To maintain moisture in the soil, it can be mulched around the bush. Do not mulch only the trunk circle with a diameter of 5-10 cm. If you plant a BELLE STORY rose variety in pots, be sure to make a drainage hole and pour a layer of drainage. This is done so that moisture does not accumulate and as a result purulent diseases do not begin in the root system of the flower. 


Roses are best watered on the soil. For an English rose, BELLE STORY will require one irrigation of 10 liters of warm, settled water. It is poured portion wise so that the soil has time to absorb moisture. They also use spraying of rose bushes, but do this only after the heat subsides. Mostly for the “shower” are suitable evening hours.   

BELLE STORY roses that grow in pots are watered more often. 


Without feeding, no plant will thrive. Rose BELLE STORY begin to feed along with the launch of the kidneys. The first feeding should contain more nitrogen. It helps to build green mass of the plant. Further, potash and phosphorus fertilizers are used, which positively affect the formation of buds. Your climate will help you determine the start and end times of feeding. On average, roses are fed 3-4 times a year. 

The Austrian BELLE STORY, which grows in a pot, is fed in smaller doses than the same, but growing in open ground. But, twice as often. Combine one of the irrigations with top dressing. Give your roses vitamins. The lack of fertilizer in the life of the Queen of the Garden leads to pests and diseases. With pests and diseases on the rose, they fight with drugs available in the region. 


In the first year after planting, the English rose BELLE STORY is pruned in the fall, shortening one third of each shoot. During flowering, faded flowers are cut. Remember one rule of pruning any plant – the extreme bud must be external. This is done so that the bush is well ventilated, and pests could not quickly occupy the plant. 

After wintering, the BELLE STORY roses are cut off when they are found damaged and diseased shoots to healthy tissue, and the old main shoots are completely cut out. Use only a sharp and clean tool. For disinfection at home, use medical alcohol. It is better if the blades of the pruning shears, or any other tool for trimming, lie in it for a minute or two. 


Each of thehas his own proven way of sheltering roses for the winter. The basic rule is that moisture must not accumulate in or under it. When the upper part of the rose was covered with branches of spruce branches, and the base was spudded with soil. Now on sale you can find shelter for roses. And one more important detail: NEVER SPRAY ROSE WITH Fallen LEAVES! During the growing season, pests and diseases can settle in them, which, as a result of the heat released during the decay of the leaves, tolerate even very low winter temperatures very well. Cover the English rose BELLE STORY with a method that is convenient for you and does not harm the plant. 


Rose MOONBEAM has very delicate flowers and the flowering itself is not as plentiful as that of modern English roses by D. Austin. Pick flowers with rich, rich colors in your companions. The flower garden will look harmonious and gentle if you add plants with white or yellow flowers to it. They can be large and very small. Perfectly adjacent to roses are hosts, aconite, delphiniums, daisies, chrysanthemums, clematis, morning glory, dahlias, cuffs. Austin BELLE STORY is planted in mixed borders, hedges, flower beds. 

Enjoy your cultivation!

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