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Post by muscovyduckling on 5th June 2014, 14:42

Well it's raining in earnest in Melbourne now, and I'm back at work next week, so it's unlikely that I'll completely finish my new rose beds. I thought I'd post some progress shots of what I've done so far.

Marking out the beds with spray paint pinched from DHs stash.

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Trenching the edges.

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Some trees I chopped down to make light and room, and because I didn't like them anyway.

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Removing sod and digging over the main curved bed, before digging through organic matter. Not a great shot, sorry.

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One of my dogs trying to get out of helping me dig. Whoops, it's sideways.

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Today. Small front beds finished, with some perennials in there, getting a head start. Still digging through some organic stuff in the big back bed, before covering with cardboard and mulch.

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Post by muscovyduckling on 5th June 2014, 17:26

Oh David, I've put it in the wrong forum Sad can you move it for me?
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 5th June 2014, 17:59

Quick answer NO, reason later/soon
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Post by muscovyduckling on 5th June 2014, 21:04

Hehe ok then Smile
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Post by paulh on 5th June 2014, 22:52

Well done good work going on there, soil looks nice and rich
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 6th June 2014, 05:58

Zoe, we will leave this thread here for these reasons, you are pleasure to have on the forum, you are a Rosaholic in the making, young, female and they are allowed to make some mistakes, all you have to do is ask one, men on the other hand are not allowed to, just ask a woman, here ends my reasoning.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 6th June 2014, 06:14

Zoe I have just re=read your original post and found this bit,
Marking out the beds with spray paint pinched from DHs stash.
I do ASSUME that "DH" is shortened from "Darling Husband"
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Post by neptune on 6th June 2014, 12:40

roseman wrote:Zoe, we will leave this thread here for these reasons, .

I hope so....check the sub directory , Dave.... Wink
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Post by muscovyduckling on 6th June 2014, 13:58

Haha yes, DH for 'dear husband'. Pinching things from your husband is allowed! No so much for unsuspecting strangers who happen to have the initials 'D.H'.... Hahahahah.

David, I'm not sure what you thought I meant about moving my post... I accidentally put it in the "What's Bugging My Roses" forum! How embarrassing. Imagine if all my hard work ends up 'bugging' my roses! I would not be a happy camper. Anyway, someone has moved this into the 'Rose DIY' forum, which is much less embarrassing for me and where I should have posted in the first place, instead of making a mess of this site and posting in all the wrong areas, hahahaha. Thanks Smile
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 6th June 2014, 14:45

Blame the person in the West
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Post by muscovyduckling on 6th June 2014, 17:20

Thanks John Smile
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Post by silkyfizz on 6th June 2014, 18:11

Zoe, well done on all that hard work. Those curved beds along the drive look fantastic. Lucky roses.
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Post by Debbie G on 7th June 2014, 21:05

Your new rose beds look wonderful Zoe! You seem to have a lovely home in the bush. I'm very jealous! I can hardly wait to see it after all the roses are in.

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Post by muscovyduckling on 8th June 2014, 11:42

Thanks folks Smile Debbie, I can't wait til the roses are in either!
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Post by Balinbear on 8th June 2014, 20:21

Ah the hard work of loving your garden.
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Post by Debbie G on 8th June 2014, 21:05

Yes, it is love Gary! I'm sitting by the fire with a heat pack on my back after a wonderful day digging. Loved every minute of it, even if it hurts!

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Post by muscovyduckling on 9th June 2014, 13:36

Haha Debbie, if you love it so much I will book you a flight to Melbourne and you can do the rest of my garden for me! I'm sick of it! Haha.
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Post by Debbie G on 9th June 2014, 15:48

Might have to bring my walking frame! I'll come and check it out for you when I go to Melbourne!

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Post by muscovyduckling on 9th June 2014, 16:42

Hehe. But seriously, do let us know if you visit Melbourne, we can all meet up for coffee. No digging, I promise Smile


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Post by Balinbear on 9th June 2014, 17:44

Debbie G wrote:Yes, it is love Gary! I'm sitting by the fire with a heat pack on my back after a wonderful day digging. Loved every minute of it, even if it hurts!
I spend most of the weekend building stairs and starting a retaining wall for an area which are getting levelled out. I know the feeling of a tired back and I agree that despite the pain it is a great feeling to know that you have achieved something for the day.
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Post by Debbie G on 9th June 2014, 18:08

Mmm… Coffee in the rose garden, that sounds more like it! I can hardly wait!

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Post by muscovyduckling on 14th July 2014, 17:40

My Treloar's order arrived today:

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My freebie rose was DA Windermere, which I'm pretty chuffed about! I was scared they'd send me an Iceberg or something.
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 14th July 2014, 18:00

Zoe we have had those clams for our ducks in the past, They are very versatile. Could you tell us what the roses are that you purchased. My other Q is what is the brown liquid ?
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Post by brettv68 on 14th July 2014, 18:27

Roseman the brown liquid would be the leftover material that was around the roots for shipping which is now floating on the surface of the water. If you look closely the water isn't brown other than on the surface Roseman. Look at the top of photo. I have had similar results when I first got my roses from Treloars.

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Post by muscovyduckling on 14th July 2014, 18:30

I got the clam for our dogs in summer, but they won't go in it. I've tried but it's a bit small for me, haha.

The brown liquid is just rain water I collected in the clam for the past week, there are some leaves in the bottom so it looks brown, and the sawdust that was all around the roots of the roses floated to the top. Looks pretty funky, but it's just water with some junk in it!

The roses I got from Treloars are Abe Darby, Heritage, Munstead Wood, Charles Rene Macintosh, SDLM, Zeffy Drouhin, Rosarie de l'Hay, Sarah van Fleet, Lorraine Lee and Buff Beauty. And Windermere as a freebie!

This is my first bare root order, can you imagine how excited I am??? It's like Christmas when I was 7 years old.
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