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Post by Bonita18 on 8th January 2012, 23:15

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I grow several of the Australian bred roses by George Thomson of Ross Roses in SA.

Philadelphia which was named for the first ever Ronald McDonald Foundation house in Philadelphia in the USA is a very beautiful bush which grows to about 1.2 metres here in Toowoomba. Other favourites are Marnie Louise and Mawson.

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Re: One of my Aussie Bred favourites

Post by tambralyngar on 9th January 2012, 19:39

Very nice rose Bonita Smile
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Re: One of my Aussie Bred favourites

Post by Meryl on 11th January 2012, 18:04

Mawson is on my wish list. How does it perform in Qld?

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Post by Carole on 11th January 2012, 21:06

It is a very pretty rose, I really like yellows
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Post by Bonita18 on 11th January 2012, 21:34

Yes Meryl, it does although the Dr Huey rootstock made for a slow start in our acidic red soil.

I saw Mawson growing beautifully in Canberra outside the Old Parliament building a few years ago. I think it is a lovely rose.

As for yellow roses, I love Rose of Wagga Wagga, Helmut Schmidt and best of all, Gold Medal in Hybrid Teas. In the oldies, I like R Xanthina, Canary Bird and Cloth of Gold also known as Chromatella which is a sport of beautiful white noisette Larmarque. The tea rose Duchess d┴uerstadt is climbing well at my place. In minis, Rise n Shine is tops with me.

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Re: One of my Aussie Bred favourites

Post by Admin on 11th January 2012, 21:41

Chromatella is a seedling of Lamarque... Chromatella has proven very hard for me to grow and I could never understand why because Lamarque grows so well here... Talking with the Tea ladies, I have discovered that there is a large Chromatella growing near me in Deloraine so I shall try again soonwith this one... it is, as you say, beautiful.

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Post by Bonita18 on 11th January 2012, 22:32

Simon,

I meant to say seedling. According to my reading, Rev Dean ReynoldsHole waxed lyrical about this lovely yellow rose. My view is that it is more the colour of golden butter.

I grow it next to Old Dick's Apricot Rambler and he insists on embracing her.

I recently planted the Alister Clark rose, Marjory Palmer and she is covered in blooms. Nur Mahal the reddish hybrid musk, which was planted at the same time next to Marjory Palmer is establishing itself prior to flowering I suspect.

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I hope you enjoyed these few photos.

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Post by AutumnDamask on 12th January 2012, 07:05

Yes Meryl, it does although the Dr Huey rootstock made for a slow start in our acidic red soil.

Oh...... I've been blaming a lot of things on why some of my roses just haven't taken off (well, maybe I *could* water them more..) but even with a handful of lime worked into the soil at planting it has been niggling me that maybe the acid was holding them back. And a lot of them are likely to be on Dr Huey. scratch
Maybe I need to do Ozeboy's (?) trick of leaving them in a pot the first year so they can get a bit bigger...
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Post by Balinbear on 12th January 2012, 13:45

Hi Bonita
Our Nur Mahal was a slow starter as weel but now is always in flower.

We planted a cutting grown up and it is growing well but has only had a couple of flowers on it. Its about 2 foot high and about 3 foot wide at present.
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Post by Admin on 12th January 2012, 14:08

I friend sent me some cuttings of his to try that are Nuhr Mahal x Bonica... will be interesting to see how they look and how they fair. So far they look very clean.

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Post by newforold on 12th January 2012, 15:00

I don't have any of the George Thomson roses. I have quite a few Alister Clarks, of which 'Mary Guthrie' is the standout flowerer at the moment. I have a hedge of 25 Carabella (Riethmuller) and I adore it. It is beautiful and as tough as boots. I'd recommend it to anyone.
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Re: One of my Aussie Bred favourites

Post by Meryl on 12th January 2012, 15:10


Your photos are superb, Bonita. Everything is so prolific and so healthy. Forgive my embarrassing ignorance but are the Darling Downs high? Am trying to explain to myself how even an obvious expert can do so well if you are in a hot and humid area.

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Post by Bonita18 on 12th January 2012, 16:25

Well you know how the English think Australia is a hot and dry desert? Well we live 12klms outside Toowoomba at 700 metres above sea level in a mild temperate climate and inland 130kms from the coast so the humidity is considerably lower. Yes we do down to at least minus 1 in winter and see the four seasons.

In 2005 at the height of the drought our garden was so miserable!!!! In Dec 2010 just a month before the Toowoomba Tsunami our dams were at a record low of 7 per cent but they rose to 110 percent which doubled the shock to the people of Toowoomba and the Darling Downs. We were in such shock. Last Monday night my husband and I attended the Toowoomba Memorial Event in the city. Toowoomba population 100,000 is Australia's largest inland city after Canberra.

Yes everything is really lush and beautiful at present. In 2005 we received 520mms of rain all year - average here is 944mm. Last January alonein the floods we recorded 498mms and so the garden and all that dry fertiliser is now well washed in. We had not held a hose since May 2004.

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Re: One of my Aussie Bred favourites

Post by Ozeboy on 13th January 2012, 09:51

newforold, you can't go wrong with the Clarks and Reithmullers, as you mention "Tough as old Boots"

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