Latest topics
» Has anyone had a similar problem with a rose......
by Ozeboy Today at 09:59

» Sad second year roses :(
by The Lazy Rosarian 17th November 2017, 15:40

» what do I need to do?
by eileen0 3rd November 2017, 16:41

» Feeding routines
by carmel 9th October 2017, 10:06

» Two to identify please
by LouiseJB 25th September 2017, 16:02

» rose for sale
by carmel 25th September 2017, 07:46

» Anyone ever heard of this before?
by The Lazy Rosarian 17th September 2017, 16:19

» parole
by Malnewby 14th September 2017, 18:38


Best season performers so far

Page 3 of 4 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by maree on 6th January 2013, 22:29

I know i've said it many times before , but i wouldn't be without Violina and Olde Fragrance , they are healthy , fragrant, trouble free roses , Violina has a very sweet fragrance , flowers can burn in the hot summer sun , as its a unusual light shell pink . Olde Fragrance , a darker pink , fragrant and trouble free , the bloom isn't anything outstanding or different from other dark pinks ,but they are both good roses for me ...
avatar
maree

Number of posts : 1733
Location : Melbourne
Registration date : 2012-05-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by betsyw on 6th January 2013, 22:44

Olde Fragrance really interests me. The breeder, the colour and WOW the perfume (not citrus, I believe?) I am hesitant only because it's so monstrously tall, according to HMF.

Wonder if I could bonsai it a bit in a large pot.
avatar
betsyw

Number of posts : 1340
Location : Lower Hunter
Registration date : 2012-05-01

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by AutumnDamask on 6th January 2013, 23:00

betsyw wrote:Olde Fragrance really interests me. The breeder, the colour and WOW the perfume (not citrus, I believe?) I am hesitant only because it's so monstrously tall, according to HMF.

Wonder if I could bonsai it a bit in a large pot.

Olde Fragrance is great. It is a big bush though. Big, thick canes. (Well armed too...) Big fragrance, big flowers. She's just plain BIG. lol! Not in the "take over the house" in a world domination way though. Does great here. Sometimes gets BS but give her some sheep poo and she'll be happy. Thumbsup
avatar
AutumnDamask

Number of posts : 1360
Location : Benalla, Victoria
Registration date : 2011-06-08

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by dannyboy on 7th January 2013, 01:01

Must say Loving Memory{ Red Cedar} and Summer Frangrance have been great to,alot of blooms and magic perfume on the later one.

dannyboy

Number of posts : 472
Location : Victoria
Registration date : 2012-06-04

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by Ozeboy on 7th January 2013, 07:16

Betsy, the most shrubby rose here is 'Carefree Wonder', it's the sort of shape I'm looking for, almost like a ball with growth almost to the ground. Definately "Short and Fat" and great repeat bloomer. The blooms don't do it for me as they are rather flat and mixed shades of pink. It's quite healthy having Prairie Princess in it's pedigree.

I will remember to look at PJP111 in Swanes garden to see how well it performs when the wet season arrives in February/March. It's definately one of the best whites so far.


Ozeboy

Number of posts : 1671
Location : Glenorie, Sydney NSW
Registration date : 2008-12-28

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by betsyw on 7th January 2013, 07:47

Yeah, the Mouchotte Carefrees really have never done it for me. Like Santa's elves - busy, sexless, indistinguishable and all factory pre-set to cheerful.
avatar
betsyw

Number of posts : 1340
Location : Lower Hunter
Registration date : 2012-05-01

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by AutumnDamask on 7th January 2013, 08:22

betsyw wrote:Yeah, the Mouchotte Carefrees really have never done it for me. Like Santa's elves - busy, sexless, indistinguishable and all factory pre-set to cheerful.

avatar
AutumnDamask

Number of posts : 1360
Location : Benalla, Victoria
Registration date : 2011-06-08

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by silkyfizz on 7th January 2013, 12:50

Thanks Autumn and Maree for info on OF. Maree could I ask how big your Olde Fragrance is in your Melb garden, height and width? I'm assuming its in the garden, rather than a pot? I'm interested in using it somehow, maybe at the back of a bed? HMF have described size as 60-80cm so I'm stumped. Maybe the soil/weather in Benalla leads to ultra growth?
avatar
silkyfizz

Number of posts : 1620
Location : Melbourne
Registration date : 2012-07-21

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by maree on 7th January 2013, 20:57

Silky , Olde Fragrance and Violina are about the same height , tall , upright bushes , Violina is about 150cm x 100 wide , Olde Fragrance , probably not quite as tall , but close , i plant them side by side , would be great for the back of the border , free flowering , fragrant, i love them , i am replanting both next year as mine are old bushes , and time to spruce up that part of the garden bed , i never spray them as well , just Seasol . Betsy Olde Fragrance way to big for a pot lol , can you Bonsai roses ? i bet if anyone can , you can ..... and no not a citrus fragrance, Oh and because they are tall bushes , they need staking , Violina lost a lot of canes this year cause i didn't stake her , but she always recovers ....


Last edited by maree on 7th January 2013, 21:02; edited 1 time in total
avatar
maree

Number of posts : 1733
Location : Melbourne
Registration date : 2012-05-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by maree on 7th January 2013, 21:00

Danny , my sister loves Red Cedar , she always says what a great rose it is , great for the vase i think ....
avatar
maree

Number of posts : 1733
Location : Melbourne
Registration date : 2012-05-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by betsyw on 7th January 2013, 21:28

Blast, I really really like what I'm reading about olde Fragrance. I'm a terrible rose planter except when it comes to no-brainer noisettes. Maree, you are rose-porning me to death with this one. I might just get it, put it in a 60cm pot, and enjoy it until falls over. I'm a Baby Boomer, and we are really comfortable with planned obsolescence.
avatar
betsyw

Number of posts : 1340
Location : Lower Hunter
Registration date : 2012-05-01

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by maree on 7th January 2013, 21:41

I'm a baby boomer as well Betsy , but there we differ , i'm more of a bung em in the ground and if i don't like them , pull em out , and i've done plenty of that lol !!! , but this year i am going to trial some in pots .....
avatar
maree

Number of posts : 1733
Location : Melbourne
Registration date : 2012-05-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by betsyw on 7th January 2013, 21:56

Interesting. We will be working in counterpoint next season. While you are trialling roses in pots (oh I SO recommend this!), I'll be putting the big proven winners in the ground , inc.luding the two 7ft Firefighters and Valencias.Maybe the tallest Baronne Ed de Rothschild , I'll keep the little but prodigiously productive one in a pot, and move it around like a piece on a chessboard with the other front=of-house pots.

One thing about pots: people think you just have a wonderbful way with roses, because the performers are on show, and the ugly-wuggly battery hens are out of sight Wink
avatar
betsyw

Number of posts : 1340
Location : Lower Hunter
Registration date : 2012-05-01

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by maree on 7th January 2013, 22:08

Ha ha ha Betsy , you are a genius , lol , trouble is i've no room for pots on our 580 square metre suburban block , don't know where i'm going to put the ones i have in mind , so many i want to try , trial em in pots first you'r right , plant the best ones .....
avatar
maree

Number of posts : 1733
Location : Melbourne
Registration date : 2012-05-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by maree on 7th January 2013, 22:11

AutumnDamask , how does Ashram go for fragrance , colour looks great , but is it fragrant ? THanks Betsy i'm still laughing , ugly wugly battery hens lol !!!
avatar
maree

Number of posts : 1733
Location : Melbourne
Registration date : 2012-05-25

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by dannyboy on 8th January 2013, 08:46

maree wrote:Danny , my sister loves Red Cedar , she always says what a great rose it is , great for the vase i think ....

Yeah it's a great rose lovely colour and nice sweet perfume.Good return Bloomer to.

dannyboy

Number of posts : 472
Location : Victoria
Registration date : 2012-06-04

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by Ozeboy on 8th January 2013, 13:39

I have about 10 'Loving Memory'/'Red Cedar' and all bloom beautifully.
A very vigorous good vasing rose suitable for all tastes, high centered round blooms (Exhibition type).

Ozeboy

Number of posts : 1671
Location : Glenorie, Sydney NSW
Registration date : 2008-12-28

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by betsyw on 8th January 2013, 13:44

I didn't think it was perfumed, or am I mistaken?
avatar
betsyw

Number of posts : 1340
Location : Lower Hunter
Registration date : 2012-05-01

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 8th January 2013, 15:37


This is what HMF says,
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
If you check members comments and/or references it might help.
The other thing you girls and Danny have to be careful of is Bruce's(Ozeboy) nose, some roses he smells, some not. One comes to mind very quickly 'Camp David' lol!
avatar
The Lazy Rosarian

Number of posts : 5151
Age : 64
Location : Mudgee, NSW, Australia
Registration date : 2009-01-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by betsyw on 8th January 2013, 15:43

Actually, it's danny's comment that RC has great perfume that I'm curious about, because HMF and other sources rate it as merely mild
avatar
betsyw

Number of posts : 1340
Location : Lower Hunter
Registration date : 2012-05-01

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by dannyboy on 8th January 2013, 18:48

Betsyw my Red Cedar produces a nice sweet perfume and you can notice it when you smell the flower.It's not strong like Firefighter or ML etc ,but certainly noticeable maybe it's the climate.One of my favourite reds,flower is like a picture.

dannyboy

Number of posts : 472
Location : Victoria
Registration date : 2012-06-04

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by dannyboy on 8th January 2013, 18:50

roseman wrote:
This is what HMF says,
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
If you check members comments and/or references it might help.
The other thing you girls and Danny have to be careful of is Bruce's(Ozeboy) nose, some roses he smells, some not. One comes to mind very quickly 'Camp David' lol!

To be honest Roseman that picture on HMF look's nothing like Red Cedar .

dannyboy

Number of posts : 472
Location : Victoria
Registration date : 2012-06-04

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 8th January 2013, 20:59

Did you go through the photo pages Danny.
avatar
The Lazy Rosarian

Number of posts : 5151
Age : 64
Location : Mudgee, NSW, Australia
Registration date : 2009-01-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by dannyboy on 9th January 2013, 10:07

No I didnt see that Roseman only the main photo.Is it just me,but I clicked the link a couple of times a and different pics appeared.

dannyboy

Number of posts : 472
Location : Victoria
Registration date : 2012-06-04

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 9th January 2013, 12:15

No that is normal Danny, they appear randomly. If you go to the top and look at the line which has the description and other things, look in photos and you will find lots
avatar
The Lazy Rosarian

Number of posts : 5151
Age : 64
Location : Mudgee, NSW, Australia
Registration date : 2009-01-11

Back to top Go down

Re: Best season performers so far

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 4 Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum