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Post by betsyw on 23rd March 2013, 06:39

Any special requests? I will be speaking to Finbarr, so now iS THE TIME TO GIVE ME YOUR QUESTIONS LIST.

Also: Ozeboy -if you are in the neighbourhood. We are two tall old ladies (oh god, not THAT old), and if you are around, we'll buy the coffee and hang on your every word
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 23rd March 2013, 07:20

Betsy, one question you could ask is what "new" roses they might be bringing out in the future. I do suppose you have told him that the young ladies will be attending at a certain time. If you warn him he "might" show you some things the general public might not see. The other thing i would do is PM Ozeboy and inform him what time you are going to be there.
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Post by maree on 23rd March 2013, 07:47

Ooohhh , i ams sooo jealous Betsy , i wanna come too , probably the new release i'm interested in , is Twilight Zone , but thats one i guess you have on your list to ask about .... good rose hunting ......
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Post by betsyw on 23rd March 2013, 08:43

Twilight Zone is my first question. If I could buy one on the day, I would be joyous, and pay a premium..

Ozeboy sees this site. He should PM me. I am at his service.
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Post by betsyw on 23rd March 2013, 08:50

Is anyone else interested in TZ?
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Post by betsyw on 23rd March 2013, 08:56

Roseman, I have PMed Finbarr, and he has responded graciously. He will be on site on Monday. I have advised that he is most welcome to hide out from the Tall Old Ladies, but he seems to be up to the job of meeting us . How dull for him, how good for us...


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Post by betsyw on 23rd March 2013, 09:03

I am fatter one at left

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Post by maree on 23rd March 2013, 09:57

Betsy , you look just how i imagined lol !!!
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Post by betsyw on 23rd March 2013, 10:18

Lol Maree - gee, didn't you think I looked like Catherine de Neuve before you actually saw pic? No? Oh well ;-)))
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Post by silkyfizz on 23rd March 2013, 10:21

maree wrote:Betsy , you look just how i imagined lol !!!
Me too!

Betsy, what a treat, Finbarr and Ozeboy, better take a notebook!
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Post by betsyw on 23rd March 2013, 13:06

LOLOLOL Silky and Maree

Nah, forget notebook. I suspect Finbarr would rather see chequebook. Or credit card.

Okay, I have done two shout-outs for Twilight Zone, and no response.

Anything else 'behind the curtain' at Swane's that you guys want to know about?


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Post by maree on 23rd March 2013, 13:32

Betsy , Twilight Zone, Sightsaver , City of Newcastle , Social Climber and High Society and of course for fragrance , fragrance , fragrance .... thanks
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Post by AutumnDamask on 23rd March 2013, 14:43

I think you should find out what's "behind the curtain" and then tell us what's there so we can drool. We won't know unless you tell us!

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Post by silkyfizz on 23rd March 2013, 15:15

Here's my list for checking out:
Gov Macquarie, Bonnie Babes, Brigadoon, City of Newcastle, Gemini, Heaven Scent, Scentimental, Sight Saver, Summer of Love.

Thanks Betsy.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 23rd March 2013, 16:49

I like Wendy's idea, lets find out what we have not seen yet as she put it, "behind the curtain"
It will be interesting to find out about "Twilight Zone"
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Post by betsyw on 24th March 2013, 13:07

Okay, we'll see what Finbarr, aka The wizard of rOZe, has behind the curtain if he is inclined to say ;-)

I too want to see and sniff Bonnie Babes aka Perfume Perfection. I hear it's a blackspot magnet, but I also hear that the scent is unusal and divine (it does have Sweet Chariot in its pedigree, so maybe we're onto something here).

I have printed your requests, and charged the camera. If I leave both sitting at the front door, we have an iPhone as backup for the pix, and my fabulous memory as backup for the list. One of these two statements is reliable.

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Post by silkyfizz on 24th March 2013, 13:32

One thing about going at this time of the season Betsy, may be getting to see which roses have more/less blackspot. Maybe Swanes don't have any spots though? Finding the horrors is just as valuable as finding perfect treasures, n'est pas?
I'd back your fabulous memory any day Lol.
Now that you mention it, there is a touch of Deneuve there....
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 24th March 2013, 13:43

What is lurking "behind the curtain" roflmao
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Post by Ozeboy on 24th March 2013, 20:57

Betsy, have just caught up with this topic. Will phone you tomorrow.
What is your expected time of arrival Swanes. Do you want me to bring a loud haler to control the crowd?
I ordered '100 Not Out' through the Rose Soc to be supplied ex Swanes in winter. We have to support the Aussie breeders as well as keep Finbarr's nursery going. There's so many cut price nurseries in Dural, all battling for a dollar. The largest propagation nursery in Australia is very close to me but they don't do much with roses.

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Post by maree on 24th March 2013, 21:11

Betsy , i agree with Silkie , there is a certain likeness there for sure lol !!!
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Post by betsyw on 24th March 2013, 21:37

Oh for heavens sake, silky and maree, stop with the Deneuve fawning already./ (although,you know, in a certain light, preferably complete darkness, you could mistake me for ....)

I've already got your inspection list in my pocket

Twilight Zone
Gov Macquarie,
Bonnie Babes,
Brigadoon,
City of Newcastle,
Gemini,
Heaven Scent,
Scentimental,
Sight Saver,
Summer of Love.
Social Climber
High Society

Bruce, I expect we should get to Swane's around noon, possibly earlier if the freeway stays clear. Given that other visitors will no doubt believe Catherine Deneuve has miraculously appeared in Dural, definitely bring some crowd control. Shoudln't be too hard to control Blind Freddie and his dog.

Seriously though, the small Dural nurseries might want to think about forming a co-operative - a single online presence, and a real life destination "rose trail"

Roseman, as to what's behind the curtain - remember "Little Shop of Horrors"?
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 24th March 2013, 21:40

"Time will tell" maybe. roflmao
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Post by Carole on 24th March 2013, 22:14

Have a fantastic time at Swanes tomorrow, I just wish we could be going with you and I would love to meet up with Finbarr, so please say hello from David and I.
Have you got your credit card or has it been confiscated roflmao
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Post by maree on 25th March 2013, 07:54

This" whats behind the curtain ", reminds me of that shower curtain scene where Bates stabs whats her name in that Alfred Hitchcock film .....
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Post by betsyw on 25th March 2013, 08:02

Ozeboy/Bruce - just leftyou a PM with this message. I'll repost it here before going offline

To simplify matters and dispense with the need for loud hailers and search parties, let's say we meet up at the Swanes coffee shop at aroiund 11:45 - noon.
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