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Post by betsyw on 1st May 2012, 18:18

Hello everyone, and a special wave to the hybridiser members who brought my attention to this forum. Not that I cross anything more than my fingers when gardening, but I was googling to find Midnight Blue in Oz. Found my answer on this site: possibly somewhere in a Swanes test field, only if ever to emerge when the marketing people think the time is finally right to release a "new, improved Ebb Tide";-)))))

This place is filled with useful answers. I may not be able to add to that useful list, but I will occasionally contribute pointless but hearty things like "Hey, me too!" and "Wow, what a rose!"

Lemme see what pertinent rosey stuff I call tell you:
Almost everything I grow - apart from climbing noisettes and (soon)some rugosas - is grown for fragrance and for the vase. I have a modest assortment of 28 HTs and floris which I treat like battery hens - feed, water, and chop off their heads.

Right now I'm loving my new Firefighter, my older Paroles and Valencias, my really old Fragrant Clouds and Jardins de Bagatelles. I'm disappointed the scent of my also new Pope John Paul II, bored with my morgue-mauve Charles de Gaulle and have come to really despise my once devoutly wished-for noddy blobfest Jude the Obscure, in which I can find no solitary virtue, including scent (yes, it must be my nose, because thousands of poeople attest to its fragrance.)

Coming next season to my production line are Ebb Tide (could be a dog, but I have to sample that clove scent), Love Potion, Peter Mayle (Gift of Grace) and, succumbing to Swane's rose porn, Perfume Passion.

Thank you for listening to me. I look forward to the pleasure of your company. If Secret Garden Musk Climber ever makes it to Oz, I'm sure I'll hear it here first !
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 1st May 2012, 18:27

How does one answer that entrance betsy. I might keep that one and send it to all new prospective members. From me a very warm welcome especially as we are going into the cold part of our year.
David.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 1st May 2012, 18:30

No promises here, but would seed do Hmmmm of it.
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Post by AutumnDamask on 1st May 2012, 18:43

Hi Betsy Smile
All admirers of roses are appreciated. Wink

I'll be interested to see how you go with Gift of Grace. I'm seriously considering "shovel pruning" mine this year. It's been prone to problems. Including "stingy with blooms". I don't think so!

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Post by betsyw on 1st May 2012, 18:49

I have been here no more than 10 minutes, and already I have possible answers? Amazin'. No, really, I am amazed.That instant yoo-wannit-yoo-goddit response doesn't happen in real life (well, maybe in New York). Is this place some sort of alternate universe? Seriously, Roseman, I don't take your reply as a promise of any kind, at all, whatsoever. It's just a lovely thought, and I thank you.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 1st May 2012, 18:49

Lets not get sidetracked here, but, if you do Wendy my hand is up first.
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Post by jordan71 on 1st May 2012, 18:53

hello and welcome betsy , a new improved Ebb Tide ?????

didnt know there was one new to be released .. if so whats the difference ?
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Post by Carole on 1st May 2012, 19:07

Hello Betsy,
A very warm welcome from me Roses
We are a friedly lot here and I hope you enjoy the forum.
I didn't know there was a new improved Ebb Tide, I am still waiting for the old unimproved one Very Sad
Wendy Gift of Grace would most probably grow very well in Mudgee Innocent
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Post by jordan71 on 1st May 2012, 19:10

carole hello , could you please ask david if he knows about the new improved eeb tide ?
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Post by neptune on 1st May 2012, 19:38

Hello and welcome to the forum....we hope you enjoy your stay, and feel free to ask any questions.... Very Happy
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Post by betsyw on 1st May 2012, 21:32

Jordan, I think the "new, improved" Ebb Tide was just a snark at the Swane's marketing people. Not to bag Swane's - they're lovely - but rose marketers the world over tend to snap into hype overdrive. Some of them missed their calling as cosmetics copywriters, I think

BUT there is a promising new and (purportedly) super-fragrant Carruth ET cross with Della Reese just released in the US called "Twilight Zone". When I say' new', I mean 2011. Home gardeners are still waiting on the first blooms, so more than that I can't say. Maybe this one has better sun block.
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Post by jordan71 on 2nd May 2012, 06:31

okay thanks for that betsy.
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Post by OzRose on 2nd May 2012, 13:20

Ebb Tide sure could do with some improving. I rate it on a par with Julia's Rose .

Hi Betsy and welcome. Loved your introduction. Interesting that JTO disappointed you. The one here is about 7' tall and flowers in huge flushes with stems for cutting easily about 2' long , might be that it likes growing next to the weiroes aviary and getting all the bird poo hosed out around it.

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Post by Carole on 2nd May 2012, 13:43

I like Julia's Rose.
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Post by OzRose on 2nd May 2012, 14:00

Carole wrote:I like Julia's Rose.

Like the flower colour , loathe the miserable squibby bush and it's stingy flower production. lol!

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Post by jordan71 on 2nd May 2012, 20:43

nice rose tho
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Post by Rose-Anna on 3rd May 2012, 00:21

Hello and welcome Wave

I have to say I love our Firefighter... got it as a wild card and it has been a pleasant surprise ever since. I have to say I like the scent of Pope John Paul II but the stems are a bit weak for the weight of the flower. Perhaps that will improve in time.

We used to have Ebb Tide in the garden but it was a great disappointing for us.... it got the shovel treatment a couple of months back since it was just a waste of space. Flower production was not the greatest and it just looked lanky... and the colour wasnt as purple as it was marketed... not really my cuppa tea Very Happy But that is just me and I just love my HT's
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Post by Bonita18 on 3rd May 2012, 14:34

Hello to everyone. It is Bonita. I have been taking my turn at the hospital with my grandson and rose talk unfortunately has not been a priority and won't be for some time. My grandson has been very ill now since last July and the diagnosis is still a bit of a mystery but flu related. I miss the site but I have not disappeared for good. This weekend is Gardenfest in Toowomba so I am back for that and then it is off to the hospital next week again. Tiring to say the least.
Farmyard and Roses is our theme this time.

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Post by jordan71 on 3rd May 2012, 15:09

hey bonita.. sorry to hear about your grandson , hope he gets better .
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Post by Carole on 3rd May 2012, 15:14

Nice to hear from you Bonita, We have missed you.
I do so hope they find a cure for your Grandson soon.
I am sure the Gardenfest will be fantastic. Farmyard and Roses sound great. If you manage to take any photo's could you post them please.
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Post by The Estate on 4th May 2012, 09:32

Yes mine was a weakling and went to GOD Twisted Evil
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Post by neptune on 4th May 2012, 17:16

The Estate wrote:Yes mine was a weakling and went to GOD Twisted Evil

I don't get this Cheryl. What does this mean?
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Post by OzRose on 4th May 2012, 23:29

Well I sure hope Cheryl is talking about Ebb Tide and not her grandson ... Shocked

Hi Bonita , sending your grandson lots of positive vibes and best wishes for a good recovery.

cheers. Rosalie
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Post by The Estate on 5th May 2012, 09:47

neptune wrote:
The Estate wrote:Yes mine was a weakling and went to GOD Twisted Evil

I don't get this Cheryl. What does this mean?

My rose plant Embarassed Laughing Laughing
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