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Mistydownes end of Season Sale

Post by Ausrose on 21st August 2015, 22:18

Mistydownes has a sale at the moment lasting to until 31st August. 30% off all mail order bare rooted rose purchases. Check website.

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Post by Balinbear on 22nd August 2015, 16:27

They had a bad growing season so numbers and varieties were reduced. This is also reflected in the plants available in the sale and I don't think that there are too many left.

The ones I ordered last night only had one or two available.
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Post by rosebud on 25th August 2015, 21:26

As I have done for the last few years, I ordered from Mistydowns sale stock and there was still a good range available. Hard to stop at 10 or 11 though. Such a long time until next season.
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Post by muscovyduckling on 26th August 2015, 01:43

On a side note - how are you finding Snowflake (tea) rosebud? I seem to recall you got that one last year for a mixed hedge you were planning...?
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Post by rosebud on 26th August 2015, 20:10

Great memory, muscovy!! Snowflake (syn. Marie Lambert) is a gem and has done well in a less than ideal situation (in competition with a black wattle that we are slowly killing off - a relatively short-lived tree but a greedy water guzzler!). The small white flowers are gorgeous with a soft, sweet fragrance. I would happily recommend her!!
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Post by Balinbear on 26th August 2015, 21:09

Our Snowflake has more or less up and died. It is still alive but not looking too good. We managed to get one (I think they have only had one) at the sale.

We also got Almerta Pink Tea (we have one of these and it is going great but we have had no luck growing it from a cutting so decided to purchase another) , Hermosa (to replace one that died after being run over by a car (don't ask)) and Celine Forestier (to replace the one we have that has never grown (I think it is one some seriously bad rootstock).
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Post by muscovyduckling on 26th August 2015, 22:42

Thanks rosebud and Gary Smile I really like the look of Snowflake.

And Celine Forestier is a lovely one too.
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Post by muscovyduckling on 27th August 2015, 12:48

PS. I have black wattle down here too, in my strip of 'no mans land'. I know everyone says it's a short lived tree, so why won't it die already??!!
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Re: Mistydownes end of Season Sale

Post by Alya on 27th August 2015, 20:43

Balinbear wrote:Our Snowflake has more or less up and died. It is still alive but not looking too good. We managed to get one (I think they have only had one) at the sale.

We also got Almerta Pink Tea (we have one of these and it is going great but we have had no luck growing it from a cutting so decided to purchase another) , Hermosa (to replace one that died after being run over by a car (don't ask)) and Celine Forestier (to replace the one we have that has never grown (I think it is one some seriously bad rootstock).

if you don't mind me asking ... Has anybody tried to "air-root" the roses? What is the success rate whit this sort of rose propagation?

...I need to propagate Harry Edland and Monica Bellucci fast by the beginning of November which is the bare root time for us.....someone wants to buy my only HE and MB..good opportunity to feed my adiction of buying new roses and not spend for replacement...

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Post by Balinbear on 27th August 2015, 23:01

I haven't tried air rooting. We have grown plants by conventional layering though.

It looks like an interesting way of propagation and may give it a go.
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Post by muscovyduckling on 28th August 2015, 10:45

Alya, is that where you cut back to the cambium layer on a still-attached cane, then wrap sphagnum moss around it, then wrap it up in plastic wrap?

I have seen that done with camellias very successfully, but I have never seen it with roses.

But if Gary has had success with traditional layering I suspect it will work well. Let us know!
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Post by Bonita18 on 30th August 2015, 22:24

Air rooting is the same as marcotting I think.

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Post by neptune on 31st August 2015, 00:27

It is also known as air layering....

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Re: Mistydownes end of Season Sale

Post by Alya on 1st September 2015, 01:55

Thank you all. Neptune the link is very useful.

I am going to the garden now..

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