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I am having another go at roses

Post by JudyC on 14th June 2012, 14:09

I have had a couple of years off the rose garden, it got out of hand when I had foot surgery early last year and I didn't get around to weeding it when I could walk properly again. Here is what it was like a couple of weeks ago:
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I am currently off work indefinitely on stress leave and about to have the other foot done but having seen a bloom a month ago and the roses in the hardware store I have decided to have another go. Surprisingly enough there were 4 left. The two to the R of the picture I think are Mr Lincoln and Camp David but will have to wait for another bloom to tell. Then there is a little one to the front of the tree to the L of the garden in front of the log. Then a climber going up a tree (now it is, it had tried a bit of creeping through the grass).
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Don't shoot me but I have a few hardware store roses to start off with in the tub in the foreground to plant soon.

I will try to remember to get back on here to check the posts but these days I mostly frequent jewellery making forums as that is where my hobby interest has taken me.

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Judy
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Post by dannyboy on 14th June 2012, 14:18

Best of luck with them and with your health hope all goes all well.Love the open garden looks beautifull.You cant go wrong with Mr Lincoln and Camp David both very nice roses.There is alot of bare rooted roses around this year more then other seasons.

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Post by JudyC on 14th June 2012, 14:24

Thank Dannyboy, I have 75 acres of secondary growth bush 20 km north of Mareeba in FNQ. Gets wet and soggy during the wet, dry and hard for the rest of the year. All on clay. Bore water to water the yard. To me every tree is precious and I hate cutting any out. Will have to do a few soon as I am going to build a cottage.
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Post by jordan71 on 14th June 2012, 14:25

i agree with dan , mr lincoln and camp david are beautifull roses .. also Oklahoma is another beautiful one
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 14th June 2012, 17:57

Hello and welcome back Judy. How things have changed. Roses to jewellery.
There are but a few that would know Judy(aka Scubamid) from a past life. She has had ups and downs like all of us. Roses go back a long way with her.
A couple of memories from the past, getting the car bogged, snakes, looking after her dogs/puppies, ticks from memory, building/renovating home, many other things and Judy took all in her stride and travelled a good distance to work.
From me Judy, pop in when you can and more to the point look after those feet of yours.
Best Wishes David.
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Post by JudyC on 14th June 2012, 18:30

Thanks David.
I still have two dogs, the Red Kelpie bitch Ameena and her daughter Dusty. Still live in the shed in the bush but plan to turn a couple of shipping containers into a cottage.
I planted out 8 roses since that second photo today.
Mr Lincoln, Augusta Louise, Jayne Austin, Moulin Rouge, Just joey, Helmut Schmidt, Blue Moon and um, um, too dark and cold to go out and have a look. These choices were governed by the availability in the local shops.
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Drat, had to go out and see, it was Redoute.
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Post by OzRose on 14th June 2012, 19:42

Best of luck with your roses Judy .
I have several of the ones you have mentioned and enjoy them.
Augusta Louise is one of the few roses in my garden here that I single out for special attention.
She is a veritable B.S magnet so I have her planted right next to the front path and I have one of those little spray bottles with some fungicide mixed up on the shelf on the verandah just for her because she is 100% worth it. Her big frilly crinoline like flowers are just stunning. There's about 400 roses here but you could count on one hand the number that get the very special V.I.P treatment .

Helmet Schmidt is very near the top of my Top 10 Yellows. Thumbsup

cheers. Rosalie
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Post by JudyC on 14th June 2012, 20:23

Thanks Rosalie.
I have just lookedup Augusta Luise on HMF and she sounds great. I have had Helmut Schmidt before and loved him. Same with Just Joey and Blue Moon.
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Post by neptune on 14th June 2012, 20:35

I wasn't happy with Blue Moon as a rose. It did not live up to the expectations that people put on it. Having said that, it might be the area I live in which makes it that way.....
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Post by Ozeboy on 14th June 2012, 23:04

Neptune, I have not found Blue Moon to be vigorous here.
I grow Helmut Schmidt Holtermans Gold and numerous other yellows and prefer HG.

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Post by neptune on 14th June 2012, 23:08

We grow HGold and it holds its own at the present. Runs middle of the line for competition, and it a good bloomer.....
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Post by dannyboy on 15th June 2012, 14:53

I have good results with HG to very bushy plant and does well.

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Post by dannyboy on 15th June 2012, 14:54

I have good results with HG to very bushy plant and does well.

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Post by Ozeboy on 15th June 2012, 18:11

Welcome back Judy.

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Post by JudyC on 15th June 2012, 20:52

Thanks Bruce.
I got another trailer load of mulch on the bed today.
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Post by neptune on 15th June 2012, 22:21

JudyC wrote:Thanks Bruce.
I got another trailer load of mulch on the bed today.

what sort of mulch dide you get Judy?
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Post by JudyC on 16th June 2012, 13:38

Woodchip.
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Post by neptune on 16th June 2012, 13:53

woodchip is nice and colorful, but in order for it to break down, it pulls the nitrogen from the soil to break down the wood and starves the bush of needed nitrogen......IMHO it would be better to use lupin hay, lucerne/alfalfa hay, or sugar cane mulch. They don't need nitrogen from the soil to break down and they actually give back to the soil......plus the added bonus, they are cheap or free if you know a nice farmer
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Post by JudyC on 16th June 2012, 16:57

Probably a good idea Neptune but I need to keep the weeds from coming up. I will have to pee in there a few times and give them the nitrogen they need.
The only one of the above available is sugar cane trash and it breaks down in double quick time. Also don't know a farmer.
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Post by neptune on 16th June 2012, 18:00

I put 4inch or a bit more of those mulches o and never had a weed come thru...yet!...touch wood....
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