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Post by janicew2340 on 7th April 2013, 08:53

Hi there this is Jan and Mike...we have just recently joined the RoseTalk website and are currently on the move to Hervey Bay..one question that I looking to have answers on is the type or roses suitable for this region. I am very partial to David Austins however do like the traditional style of rose. I understand we have very sandy soil at this new house and it will be getting sea breezes so concerned about the salt that may be around as well. The gardens currently have many palms so there will be lots of shaded areas as well. So if there is any advice that can be given by members this would be great.
cheers Jan

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Post by silkyfizz on 7th April 2013, 10:15

Hi Jan and Mike. Welcome to RoseTalk. Can't help in recommending roses for that area as I am in Melbourne, but I'm sure you'll get good advice here. It's a great place for learning about roses and talking about ideas.
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Post by rosemeadow on 7th April 2013, 15:04

Hi Janice, have a look at the articles David put on the post "Three QLD Ladies ".

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Post by janicew2340 on 7th April 2013, 15:06

thanks for the info...I really appreciate this...jan

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Post by maree on 7th April 2013, 19:47

Hi Jan and Mike , welcome !!!
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Post by paulh on 7th April 2013, 22:16

hi Jan and Mike, a big welcome to you from West Australia,
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Post by AutumnDamask on 8th April 2013, 06:44

Hi Jan & Mike,
Some of your garden will be trial and error, no doubt. But take heart - it CAN be done.
Here are three roses bushes I photographed on a little windswept island in the UK.

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I wish mine were that healthy - must be the sea air!! Smile
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Post by neptune on 8th April 2013, 11:02

hmmmmm.....my sea air doesn't make my roses grow like that.......wonder what there secret is.......
like the house needs to be washed down of salt residue....so does the roses here...
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Post by AutumnDamask on 8th April 2013, 11:59

John - I know. I want the secret too! It may be possible that rainfall is critical? Dunno - but there is no way that the bush in the 3rd pic gets hosed off! It's just growing wild in the Abbey ruins...
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Post by rosemeadow on 8th April 2013, 17:13

Thanks for showing us your great photos from England, Autumn Damask.

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Post by Carole on 10th April 2013, 15:11

Jan, check out what lildeb has said.
It looks like DA's will grow for you, Deb is only just up the road from you. Mike knows where Gootchie ( maybe wrong spelling) is.
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Post by lildeb on 10th April 2013, 15:26

Hello there guys! Yippee more rose-nuts in the area!! cheers
We are half-way between Maryborough and Gympie, a bit inland so we are not coastal but there are some lovely roses in Hervey Bay!!
Sandy soil can always be enriched with manure and mulch wherever you are, and the Bay is somewhat protected by Fraser Island too so go for it guys!
My DA's thrive up here, lets face it we don't tend to suffer the dreadful heatwaves or freezie winters either, so maybe just a bit of shelter from winds and afternoon sun? Some of my DA roses are in part shade and quite happy; and high on my wish-list are some Brindabella roses (bred in Queensland for our conditions), and also Aimee Vibert who apparently likes some shade!

Carole, you got the spelling perfect- I tell folk its just like the handbags but cheap version and spelling roflmao
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th April 2013, 15:53

Deb, get a flat map of the world and find the Latitude you are on and then go to the same Latitude on the other side of the equator, plants along this line will grow along each Latitude. Then we will research your rose types, how is that.
This will go for Mike and Jan as well. In fact it goes for all and sundry.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th April 2013, 16:24

Deb, a quick search of the world via "Mr/Mrs Google" tells me you are just south of the Tropic of Capricorn, so if you look at the map provided by this link, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] ,you should be able to see the countries on or near the Tropic of Cancer, which will grow very similar to your area.
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Post by lildeb on 10th April 2013, 16:55

Thanks Roseman, did that, um...do roses grow in any of those places???!!!
The Damask rose, though, coming originally from the middle-east, I would have thought would have been reasonably happy here rather than in freezie places? Although I know they do get icicles in the mountainous areas lol..
A lot of folk assume that because we are in Qld we are sub-tropical, however inland here we squeak in to warm temperate, as does Gympie. Maryborough/Hervey Bay/Bundaberg etc are sub-tropic, and just down the Road a couple of hours,Toowoomba can be freezing cold!!
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Post by lildeb on 10th April 2013, 17:03

Mind you, we do have a definite WET season!
>8@ Not such monsoonal rain as up North or in Sepik PNG thank Heavens!
Temp range for us and Hervey Bay are similar; average summer temp of 32degrees, tho we do get a few days up close to 40, and average winter daytime temp of around 20, with nights sometimes down to 1-2. Brrr.. Usually the chill is only for about 6 weeks, then we start to get lovely warm mild weather again
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Post by lildeb on 10th April 2013, 17:08

BTW Jan, there are ways to deal with those palm trees...

the evil things tend to extend their surface roots to wherever you have improved soil, and grab all the water and nutrients!!! Which means you would have to really maintain a rose feeding/watering program...or....
Chainsaw guy
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Post by Carole on 10th April 2013, 21:37

Deb, I think that is what Mike has in mind for the palm trees roflmao
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Post by lildeb on 11th April 2013, 11:38

Palm trees belong on beaches... up in the tropics... with coconuts on them!
or a quick
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 11th April 2013, 12:34

Chainsaw guy wouldn't this work better Deb. roflmao
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Post by lildeb on 13th April 2013, 23:17

I am all in favour of flexibility as long as effectiveness is not compromised Roseman!
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