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Re: Many Happy Returns

Post by orchid40 on 10th October 2009, 16:21

They were both new here last season Dave,. L'Amour is a tall strong grower, with pink blooms and very fragrant. Swirl is a less vigorous plant so far but the pastel shades in its petals are lovely. I don't really judge a rose's performance till I've had them for 3 years. Sometimes it takes them that long to find their feet.

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Post by wedge on 15th October 2009, 10:49

Here's an update to this topic. My Many Happy Returns is having it's 2nd flowering and i'm happy to report that the blooms are looking better and resembling the photo on the tag that came with it !!

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Post by orchid40 on 15th October 2009, 10:57

Very nice Dave, she is a pretty little thing!

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Post by wedge on 15th October 2009, 11:08

Yes Val, it really looks a picture !! I'm sure that when i get further into growing roses, i'll acquire varieties that will have very nice blooms but this little rose is really rewarding me at the moment.
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Post by Admin on 15th October 2009, 18:38

Dave, to me, this is the type of rose of the future. They are more informal, and borne more profusely than most rose flowers, and their landscape value, due to the mass flowering, is greater than the shape and form of individual flowers (in the landscape). This rose will form a mound about 90-100cm tall (down here) but may grow taller and more vigorously up there. Overall... a VERY rewarding landscape rose. The challenge, as I see it, is to convince the rose growing public that roses don't need to have huge classically formed hybrid tea flowers to be be a good rose and then to convince more breeders to back this up with better breeding and selection.

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Post by wedge on 16th October 2009, 01:36

Thanks for that Simon. Given that i started knowing basically nothing about roses (and still don't compared to you guys !!), didn't have a garden prepared, had problems with my Angel Face etc etc, i'm being rewarded 10 fold by the likes of Many Happy Returns, Pincushion, Royal Gold etc. Pride of Venus is about to explode as well as it has buds everywhere. I'm finding myself sitting in the shade under a tree more and more admiring the blooms i have and marvelling at these little things called...roses !!!!
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Post by orchid40 on 16th October 2009, 10:41

It's so good to hear that you enjoy your roses so much, Dave!

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Post by wedge on 16th October 2009, 10:58

Good morning Val, and how are you this fine day ?? See under your nickname, it says "must seek help" and mine says "catching the bug". I think mine should read....."head over heels" or we've lost him to his roses" !!!!!! Getting very hot up here now. It was 33Deg yesterday and today is supposed to be 35Deg. Humidity at the moment is around 70%. Just another day !! And yes, as per usual i'm pottering around my garden and painting the last lattice panel i want my climbers to climb up. Enjoy your morning.
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Post by orchid40 on 16th October 2009, 11:11

Morning to you too Dave, I'm well thankyou. Just sitting here waiting for the rain to stop.33 deg sounds nice!! It's 12.5 here which is not enough for me Sad
We've had yet more rain, which is good, we'll all be needing snorkels soon. I'd love to go and gaze at my roses in some sunshine!
Have a great day.

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Post by wedge on 16th October 2009, 12:09

Need rain badly here Val. Hasn't rained in months but when it comes, it will come in bucket loads. Back in 1990 or thereabouts, over a 3 week period we had...14ft of rain !!! Rain guages were useless as they overflowed too quickly.
I started using buckets and a tape measure but they too overflowed in a matter of hours. So i used the only rain guage that really works up here in the rainy season....the wheelie bin and a tape measure !!! Two years ago we had a sudden downpoar and had about 600mm in a bit over 2hrs. Mackay flooded and a lot of homes went under water. There was even the odd crocodile swimming about some of the streets. When the flood abated, the 2 crocs ended up staying in a lagoon that runs through the northern suburbs called "The Gooseponds" Yes, they do have geese in them and many went missing and ended up a quick meal for the crocs. I think they have relocated them both now but one of them took over 6 months or more to catch. With all this rain i have to make sure any future gardens are well drained and hopefully are raised beds.
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Post by orchid40 on 16th October 2009, 13:42

WOW! Serious rain! I can do without crocs here too!

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Post by Bemo on 17th October 2009, 03:23

orchid40 wrote:WOW! Serious rain! I can do without crocs here too!
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Post by Abbi on 19th October 2009, 23:08

That looks more like it, Wedge. mine hasn't even made buds yet.

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Post by wedge on 20th October 2009, 00:31

Yeh, it's getting there Abbi. A whole lot different to the first flowering. The first flowering gave about half a dozen blooms but this time around it's loaded and looking really good. I didn't know how i felt about it at first but i'm really glad i have it now. I have another one in a pot and it's flowering its little head off as well.
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Post by Billndee on 20th October 2009, 20:29

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Yes, make lovely handbags. roflmao

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Post by wedge on 21st October 2009, 00:38

Hi Billndee. Just as a matter of interest, the unofficial record for the largest croc ever shot in the wild was from the verandah of a pub up here in Mackay about 100 years ago. It was shot with a Martini Henry rifle from quite a distance as it swam past the hotel in the Pioneer R. It measured a touch over 34ft. You could make a few handbags and wallets and a few boots too i think.
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Post by Billndee on 21st October 2009, 17:32

sh-sh-sh-shudder.

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Re: Many Happy Returns

Post by Ozeboy on 21st October 2009, 17:47

My Scepter'd Isle I bought from Gree E Plants turned out to be a white something else.
Klaus gave me a cutting with bloom of the correct one to compare. I dug the rose, handed it back and Brigette gave me a new flowering Scepter'd Isle with blooms. There is no mistake this time.

Klaus and Brigette are to be congratulated on the manner they treat their customers. Always time to talk in a very plesant manner and any wrongs are rectified without question.

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