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"The Story of the Gigantea Hybrids"

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"The Story of the Gigantea Hybrids"

Post by Admin on 31st December 2008, 11:19

Found a nice link to have a read of:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] - Story of the Gigantea Hybrids by Alister Clark in a 1924 American Rose Annual.


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Post by Guest on 31st December 2008, 12:43

And he was right...seems to me most of the roses of his that have survived are down from gigantea, tea is evident in many too.
But you can't be practical and breed roses that don't need spraying and thrive in 30C+ weather. We all know these type of roses don't do well at rose shows, and who on earth would want a rose that can't do well at the local rose

I mean there must a thousand roses in this pic and not would win a ribbon, who want these mongrels in their garden!

Now here is a quality rose, this rose is one the most winning roses in history. I mean look at it, half dead because it is so hot and I took away it's life supoort fungacides and still it pumps out another beauty! A thing of beauty is a joy forever.

Speaking of the lasting bennifits of the Victoria Era "Show", did you hear the BBC is refusing to air Crufts dog show. They feel many of the highly bred show dogs are too unhealthy and have poor temperaments, they refuse to promote the useless activitiy of breeding dogs for the only purpose of winning shows.


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Post by rosemeadow on 7th February 2009, 22:54

Thanks Simon, that was great to read.


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