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Post by silkyfizz on 2nd April 2014, 22:33

It's been so quiet here lately, you're probably all just admiring your beautiful roses. I thought I'd share some of my roses that were doing their thing last week.

Princess Alexandra of Kent
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Queen Adelaide
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Best Friend
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Grimaldi
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Pierre De Ronsard
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Abraham Darby
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Jessika
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Joy of Life
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Munstead Wood
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Graham Thomas
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Old Port
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Parkinson's Passion
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Margaret Merrill
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Frances Dubrueill
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Apricot Nectar
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Crepescule
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And finally, not roses, but dahlias...
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How are your roses enjoying autumn?

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Post by maree on 3rd April 2014, 21:48

Great photos Silky , love the pic of Best Friend , very luminous !!!
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Post by Debbie G on 4th April 2014, 09:20

So beautiful Silkie! I feel as if I've had a walk in your garden, thank you for sharing your roses.
This is my first free morning forever, life seems to have been very busy lately. Hang the housework, I'm off to play in the garden for a while.

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Post by maree on 4th April 2014, 10:07

Hang the housework Debbie , go play !!
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Post by silkyfizz on 4th April 2014, 14:59

Thanks Maree and Debbie.
Yep, that's my philosophy too. Housework always loses out. Much rather be outside in the garden, like you. I tell myself it feeds my soul so I don't feel guilty. Lol
Maree, Best Friend is a ripper. I'm so glad I got it last year. It really pops in the garden. Hasn't stopped blooming.
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Post by AutumnDamask on 4th April 2014, 18:53

I adore Best Friend. Bought it last season. It was going gang busters and up and died on me while I was on holidays in January.
  
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Post by silkyfizz on 4th April 2014, 19:24

Sorry to hear that Autumn. It is a beautiful rose, maybe you can get another one?
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Post by AutumnDamask on 4th April 2014, 19:55

I'll have to! Must.Have.

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Post by curdle1 on 4th April 2014, 23:26

I gots questions Silkyfizz! if you dont mind answering, that is.

How do you find Princess Alexandra of Kent?..does she flower well? how big has she gotten?
Lovely pics by the way:)
and, what is the name of that Dahlia..it looks like a beauty!

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Post by maree on 5th April 2014, 09:26

I had a Best friend many years ago , i decided to move it to a better spot and it didn't do much good after that , must plant another one  
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Post by silkyfizz on 5th April 2014, 12:24

Thank you Curdle. My Princess Alexandra is still just a baby and still in its original pot, waiting to go into the garden. However, small as she is, she has produced a few largish beautiful blooms and looks to be healthy. In bud again already so good repeat. Time will tell.
The dahlia is one that I picked up in Bunnings. Chandinagor (Rankins). I haven't grown many dahlias and was looking for a particular colour to blend with other things. Flowers are huge and just keep on appearing. Good value but I don't know whether I can be bothered digging up tubers and storing like you're supposed to. Never seem to get around to lifting bulbs etc.
Yeah Maree, go for it. By the way what did you finally decide for your arch? Planted yet or are you going bare root?
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Post by Carole on 5th April 2014, 15:42

Hi Silkyfizz. I have found out that if I take out my Dahlias etc that are frost tender they never seem to get planted back. So I now cover all frost tender plants with old sheets, blankets etc as the sun goes down and take them off mid morning as the day warms up and this works. Not only do you not have to dig up and store plants, you don't have to replant. This does mean a LOT less work and if you want to split the plants, in spring you just lift the plant a little with a fork and take off some tubers. As you can see I am a lazy gardener  roflmao 
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Post by silkyfizz on 5th April 2014, 16:28

Haha sheets and blankets eh? Well that's a novel solution! We don't get frosts here (or very rarely) so I think I might try covering with a layer of lucerne and see if that works. I'm lazy too!
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Post by betsyw on 5th April 2014, 16:29

If I weren't so entranced with admiring my sticks, I'd pause to admire your roses, silky. But those leafless, bloomless sticks - just can't tear myself away, ya know?
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Post by silkyfizz on 5th April 2014, 17:51

I'm surprised your roses are finished already Betsy. Is that normal?
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Post by betsyw on 5th April 2014, 18:05

Well, the roses were doing wonderfully well until the rains came, and didn't stop much. Now I have pots and pots of denuded canes, except for Summer Memories, Sightsaver, and a very few others. Everything else looks like they been napalmed. I never have seen the like, no.
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Post by maree on 5th April 2014, 19:39

Errr  Betsy doesn't sound good at all , must have been a lot of rain , Silky i dug and squeezed around the arch and the space between it and the water tanks , brought in some more soil and think i have made enough room to plant a Crown Princess Margarita each side , have them on order from Silky roses ....
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Post by Carole on 5th April 2014, 22:07

Maree, you will love Crown Princess Margarita, she is a lovely rose. We love her in our garden.
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Post by paulh on 6th April 2014, 00:22

Awesome Silky, love the Joy of Life
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Post by maree on 6th April 2014, 11:10

Carole , it took me a lot of will i or won't i's to finally decide on Crown Princess , but she does look lovely and i'm very excited about her ....
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Post by Carole on 6th April 2014, 11:16

Ours was a present Maree and we love her and she is a great climber and a great flowerer. (is that a new word)
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Post by betsyw on 6th April 2014, 11:31

It's a GREAT choice, maree. Everyone raves about this one, and I am a firm believer in consensus, for the most part (excepting the eternally popularJude the Obscure and Double Delight).

Carole, do you have a pic of yours that you could share???
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Post by Carole on 6th April 2014, 11:46

No sorry I havn't Betsy.
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