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Post by chrisval7 on 21st April 2011, 19:30

I have found this forum on the advice of another helpful person, and it looks just like what I need.

After living in the tropics (Northern Territory) all my life, i am fairly new to the world of roses, and am on a steep learning curve.

Fortunately I live in a location which favours roses. How good is that! And my house and garden are well established (100 year old house) with a reputation for the roses in the garden. Of course there comes a weight of responsibility to look after them.

It is possible to kill roses. Just try watering the newly planted bush with water from a bore that had too much salt content....luckily I discovered the problem in time and watered the rose (a DA Sceptr'd Isle) with rain water from then on. It was just in time to save it.

Identifying the roses is a problem too, but I think I am getting there. When we moved in there were bushes of; Pigalle, Chicago Peace, a climbing Mme Caroline Testout, Blue Moon, Auckland Metro and a climbing Pauls Red Climber. There were several ramblers of who knows what.

Since arriving I have planted Mister Lincoln, Grandmas Rose, the Sceptr'd Isle, Camp David, a climbing Peace, several Bonica 84's, a Sonia Rykiel, Margaret Merrill, a climbing Pierre de Ronsard, a Freisia, a Red Pierre and a climbing Genevieve.

I think I am addicted.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 22nd April 2011, 06:42

Welcome Chris, I hope that you enjoy our forum. There are a great lot of people here with knowledge and some like yourself on the learning curve.
As normal if not by myself, it would come from other members, any chance of pictures of the 100 year old house, sounds wonderful.
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Post by rosemeadow on 22nd April 2011, 16:02

Hi Chris, its nice to meet you and hear your story. Welcome !
I thought I was going to have to move from my rose garden in a year or so, but luckily they have put a stop on the Cobborah mine for 2 and a half years while they do a inquiry into the electricity sell off. Hopefully it will be permanent as I am not living anywhere near a big coal mine.

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Post by chrisval7 on 22nd April 2011, 18:06

I will post a photo or two soon...I promise.
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Post by OzRose on 23rd April 2011, 09:38

Hi Chris and welcome . Gardening in the Barossa will be a little different to gardening in the Territory that's for sure.
Your house sounds interesting , is it a stone built one ?
Roses will tolerate a bit of salt in the water as long as you don't get it on the leaves.

I know what you mean about a coal mine RM. I can live with them here while they are about 15-20km away out the other side of Collie , but since Griffon Coal was sold to Indian interests they have been showing interest in all the old leases out Allanson way again which were supposed to have been all worked out a hundred odd years ago. That is a real scary thought affraid

Look forward to seeing some pics of your garden when you get time Chris.

cheers. Rosalie
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Post by Carole on 24th April 2011, 19:23

Hello Chris,
A very warm welcome from me flower
I am looking forward to seeing your house and garden. It is so exciting starting out on a new adventure.
It is a good addiction to have Thumbsup
I hope you make lots of new friends here on the forum.

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Post by Alee on 24th April 2011, 20:21

Hello and Welcome Chris.

I'm very confident that you'll learn a lot here. Enjoy!

(Carole, where have you been.... don't remember seeing you lately)

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Post by chrisval7 on 24th April 2011, 20:27

Here are a couple of shots of the house and back yard.

Front of the house (with a foreground view of what I identify as the chicago Peace rose)
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Back yard. This photo was taken just after we moved in, and there has been substantial changes since. I have planted a climbing Genevieve and Red Pierre on the supports of the cottage roof (which has also been replaced). I realise I MUST get out there and get some recent photos....
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The chook shed (covered with grapevines) and with resident 8 chooks)
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Post by Admin on 24th April 2011, 20:34

Heaps of room to plant more roses there Wink Time to feed that addiction!

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Post by chrisval7 on 24th April 2011, 20:45

Ah but Simon, since those photos of the back yard were taken, there has been a few roses planted! Hence my comment that I must get out and take some more shots. Our yard is quite large (spans two house blocks, and with a small creek down the back yard) I have a bit of scope for more roses yet.

One section of the yard I am planting native shrubs for attracting birds. No roses to go in there. Sigh. But the other side of the front yard now has a climbing peace and a pierre de ronsard which are alreay looking nice on a trellis. The cottage in the back yard has a Pauls Scarlet Climber on one wall, which looks gorgeous in Spring, but is only one flowering a year - a bit disappointing. On the other end of the cottage wall to the PSC I have put a climbing PdR which will mingle the pink and the red once both are equal heights.

Something else I have put out the front is a Sonia Rykiel which is a Generosa rose. It smells gorgeous and looks very like a PdR.

Gosh this has been long winded. Sorry.
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Post by Carole on 24th April 2011, 21:03

Sorry Alee I am here Dance
What a lovely house and garden you have Chris. I love the idea of a creek. We have one but 90% of the time it is dry.
You have a cottage in your back garden as well as your house. How wonderful.
I am looking foreward to more pictures.
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Post by Ripley on 26th April 2011, 07:16

Welcome Chris. Wonderful pictures. Awesome chookhouse Mexican Wave
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Post by rosemeadow on 28th April 2011, 12:42

Chris, I can only see the first photo as I have a low priced internet package and its got down to a low speed, but your house and garden look great. I will look at your other photos soon when I have good speed again.
Your discription sounds wonderful !
Oz Rose, I hope they don't start remining the old coal mines near you.
I have just recently read they are going to make three big Wind Farms between Mudgee, Wellington and Gulgong, and also at Coolah. So this is great news. But I also read that this area is perdicted to produce so much power by 2015 from wind power and four coal mines.

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Post by chrisval7 on 28th April 2011, 13:29

Thanks for the kind comemnts, everyone.

Rosemeadow, we travelled through your area in early 2009 and absolutely loved the region. Next time we travel your way we will let you know we are coming through.

Carole, like yours, our creek is called "the Winter Creek" and is only running in Winter also. This year it has had water pretty much all year! It has been a wet year which is wonderful for the gardens.
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Post by Alee on 28th April 2011, 14:06

Chris, can I come stay in the chookhouse Very Happy

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Post by chrisval7 on 28th April 2011, 14:15

Alee, are you crazy!!!? Those chooks talk all the time. If they are awake they are babbling on about something or other. If they lay an egg it is full on cackling and carryon. If they see a magpie it is high pitched shrieking (they LOVE to catch magpies) and if they see a hint of something to eat they are off and running. No, far too noisy and busy in there. Laughing
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Post by rosemeadow on 1st May 2011, 16:35

Chris, you are very welcome to come visit, especially in late October or early November. I have roughly 900 diffferent rose varieties, half of modern and half old fashioned roses. But I also have over grown grass through all the roses, my lawn mowers broke down quite a while back and I have got back into breeding and working Kelpies. I hope to get the garden in order over winter.
I am glad you liked the area around Gulgong and Mudgee.
I can see the great chook pen but I still can't see your middle photo.

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