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How do you guys choose what to grow?

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Re: How do you guys choose what to grow?

Post by maree on 15th November 2013, 22:50

Great , thanks Silky Smile 
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Re: How do you guys choose what to grow?

Post by neptune on 15th November 2013, 23:01

as most people know, I choose my roses by performance on the show bench or those that I hope to perform on the benches....to give an idea....in the last three years, I would have given at least 50 roses that did not perform on the benches or did not grow successfully for me in my area.........the church raffle loves us....
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Post by maree on 16th November 2013, 09:34

You still have Neptune as your avatar , is that one of your success stories Neptune ?
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Post by neptune on 16th November 2013, 12:24

I love the fragrance of Neptune...far exceeded my expectations and won many a bench fragrance award.......
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Re: How do you guys choose what to grow?

Post by betsyw on 16th November 2013, 13:51

Wow, that's some tough casting call, Neptune. Which ones didn't get the show gig? You've mentioned Sweet Intoxication.
And where's that church of yours again? :-))))
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Post by maree on 16th November 2013, 14:13

Well , i'm glad i asked Neptune , cause i'm wracking my brain over a mauve rose , how's it health wise ? How does it compare to say Barbara Streisand ? Betsy lol , W.A is just a little too far away for church raffles ..
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Re: How do you guys choose what to grow?

Post by betsyw on 16th November 2013, 15:08

Just a bit further away than your wheelie bin, maree, but both have good pickin's, I reckon.
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Re: How do you guys choose what to grow?

Post by neptune on 16th November 2013, 15:09

betsyw wrote:Wow, that's some tough casting call, Neptune. Which ones didn't get the show gig? You've mentioned Sweet Intoxication.
And where's that church of yours again? :-))))
Now lets see how the memory goes.......

Aotearoa
Maurice Utrillo
Ruby Celebration
Peace
Double Delight
Mr Lincoln
Friesia
Blue Moon
Little Dragon
Dusky Rose
Barbra Streisand
Charles Darwin
Abracadabra
Bridal Pink
Fragrant Cloud
The Prince
Limelight
Ebb Tide
Sunking
Tropical Sunset
Imperatrice Farah
Violina
Red Pierre de Ronsard
Holtermann's Gold

Ok...my memory sucks ...can't remember the rest.......tooo long ago.....

@mare

Neptune has larger blooms and way, way better scent than Barbs Str......barbs has smaller and a lot more blooms than Neppy.....health wise, I would give it to Neppy....BS is a bit more prone to BS .....
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Post by maree on 16th November 2013, 18:40

Well i would agree with most of those except for Violina and Fragrant Cloud , but then i'm just a fragrance blue blood , they don't have to be perfect blooms , i've come to the conclusion though its just about impossible to find a good healthy, fragrant mauve rose , Neptune could be a goer thanks ....
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Post by betsyw on 17th November 2013, 17:22

I guess the "loser" that surprises me most is Aotearoa. Not that I know nuts about showing, but my Aos delivered reliably high centres, perfect spirals. I liked the sturdy substance of teh petals, too, but maybe they are too fleshy to make a winningly elegant HT. Then tehre's that loevly honeysuckle scent...

Speaking of which: what varieties tend to be winners in the Most Frgrant Rose category of the shows you attend? (I suppose Neptune (rose) would be one, maybe?) Any others that win you ribbons?
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