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'Rubens' / "Octavus Weld" ??

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'Rubens' / "Octavus Weld" ??

Post by AutumnDamask on 9th February 2012, 19:51

Bearing in mind the weather has turned a little milder. Cool at nights and not over 30c at the moment. The first few flowers - when it was hot weather - didn't have as much pink in them.

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Re: 'Rubens' / "Octavus Weld" ??

Post by Meryl on 9th February 2012, 20:29

Whatever it is, I want it!

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Re: 'Rubens' / "Octavus Weld" ??

Post by Balinbear on 9th February 2012, 21:49

Looks more like "Octavus Weld" than Rubens but I want to check those thorns before I'd be certain.

Our OV is also nearly white in hot weather.
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Re: 'Rubens' / "Octavus Weld" ??

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th February 2012, 06:17

Wendy, what a great looking flower in the third shot, whether it be OW or Rubens I guess it goes onto the wish/order list Thumbsup
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Re: 'Rubens' / "Octavus Weld" ??

Post by Admin on 10th February 2012, 07:56

It looks very much like the OW photo in the Tea book (pg 162). Rubens doesn't seem to get the quilled cactus dahlia look about it.

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Re: 'Rubens' / "Octavus Weld" ??

Post by AutumnDamask on 10th February 2012, 08:04

I think I need to buy this Tea book.... ! Smile
The petals do get a bit of a point on them. Similar to DA's 'Grace'.

PS. David - so are you adding it to the list? Wink I can send you a few small bits in winter... LOL
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th February 2012, 08:18

Ok, lets start here, the "Tea" book is great, I have it, could lend if you like.
Thanks for the offer, will take you up on it, question which one will you be sending OW or Rubens, scratch lol! roflmao
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Post by Guest on 10th February 2012, 10:15

OW is very variable- sometimes cream, sometimes pink: and the quilling comes and goes. The Tealadies say that Teas are very responsive to weather changes, sometimes doubling (or more) their petal count. Some proliferate at times - Mlle Franziska Kruger does it a lot. (Ie tries to produce a new bud in the middle of a flower).

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Post by Meryl on 10th February 2012, 10:27

(Off topic; sorry) AutumnDamask, are you using wool as a mulch?!

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Post by AutumnDamask on 10th February 2012, 11:31

Meryl wrote:(Off topic; sorry) AutumnDamask, are you using wool as a mulch?!
Yup. Usually any of my carpet wool* that gets overlength. Or the "enriched" stuff. Wink Both grades are unsaleable in the normal arenas.... Worms love it. Originally I started using as a summer mulch because I thought it may be less combustible... Smile



*not all wools are created equal when it comes to mulch, In My Experience
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