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Post by silkyfizz on 2nd March 2014, 19:19

I happened to drive past the nursery today and popped in, as you do. Checked out the roses and two of them called and waved. "Hello sweetie, over here, c'mon you know you wanna." Sniff, sniff....ooh unusual but I'm in lurve! love  Soeur Emmanuelle. Also no open flowers but super looking plant of Princess Alexandra of Kent. I've always had a yen for this one. I tucked them into my arms and promised these girlies a lovely home next to each other. Overpriced but what could I do? Sometimes my common sense goes straight out the window.
Anyone grow either of these? Hope I have no regrets.
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Post by maree on 3rd March 2014, 19:42

Silky , i have had Souer Emmanuel , it was a while ago , but from memory is it a light pink , with a myrhh fragrance ?
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Post by silkyfizz on 3rd March 2014, 21:33

Gaah!!! just lost my post to cyber space. Try again...

Yes Maree, it is a light pink, and I'm not usually a fan of pastel pink but it has intensely coloured buds which avoids putting it in the insipid department. But it was the fragrance that really got me. Not myrrh but a complex mix of herby anise and spice. Very hard to explain. I've never smelt anything like it before.
Why did you get rid of yours Maree? You can give it to me straight, I can take it. Lol
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Post by maree on 3rd March 2014, 22:31

Hey , guess what ,my post just got vaporised too , zap, now i've got to type it again .    Had to really wrack my brain why i pulled that rose out and it was because i squashed it into too small a space and it was overcrowded by other roses , it was a nice rose and a very, very unusual fragrance for sure ...
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Post by silkyfizz on 3rd March 2014, 22:36

Ah thanks Maree, glad it wasn't because it was just a dud!
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Post by maree on 3rd March 2014, 22:44

No , wasn't a dud Silky , the fragrance is definately something that will have most people divided on whether they like it or not , good talking point lol ...
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Post by silkyfizz on 4th March 2014, 00:09

Tag says the fragrance changes morning to afternoon. Whether this is just hype, it will be fun checking to see what I can smell.
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Post by Debbie G on 4th March 2014, 19:11

We did a quick trip to Orange today, had morning tea at the lovely nursery cafe, and somehow managed to adopt two roses - they needed a home! And I only got two! Trevor laughed,"More roses! Where are you going to put them?" He has no imagination.
Then we went to Bunnings, and I found some more nice things, and only one more rose, a nice healthy Windemere. All in all a nice day out!
The two from the cafe nursery are Mme Alfred Carriere, which I've wanted for ages; and Gloire Lyonnaise, not actually sure where it will go, does anyone grow it?

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Post by silkyfizz on 4th March 2014, 22:14

Good for you Debbie. Nothing you can do when they just look at you knowing you can give them a home. My husband says the exact same thing too and somehow I always find them a place. I love your selection. The fragrance will be wonderful!
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 5th March 2014, 06:18

Deb, I have not grown Gloire Lyonnaise, but, there is always a "but", it has been sitting in that ever growing list for to long so it will come in this years order, you can never have to many roses IMO. Thanks for bringing it to my attention, it might have sat for some more time if you hadn't mentioned it.
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