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Post by mumof6 on 5th October 2010, 23:14

GDay I am so excited to be here, and have just so much to learn! Tips me \'at to ya
When my husband and I moved the family out of the city to a country town a year ago, I suddenly found myself gripped by rose fever.
I really knew nothing at all about roses, infact, even now, my entire collection hails from Woolworths(!), but I seem to spend every moment of free time on the internet researching and learning about varieties, and pruning, and most lately even hybridising! (I probably need to buy some roses first!!!)
I have my eldest (aged 7,) trained to spot roses as we walk along in town. He is becoming quite observant. Very Happy
I have a wish list of 25 varieties, and just can't wait until next june. (Is Thomas For roses a good choice?)
Please let me know what you think of my list, especially it's appropriateness for a newbie. Thankyou very, very much.

Alexander
El Dorado
Bridal Pink
Dr Verhage
Black Madonna
Ginger Meggs
Charles De Gaulle
Diamond Jubilee
Granada
Honey Dijon
Blue Moon
Monica
Papageno
remember me
Purple Tiger
Stainless Steel
The Lady
Abracadabra
Ebb Tide Purple
Double Delight
New Dawn (Climber)
Flamingo
Imperatrice Farah
Heaven Scent
Julia's rose

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Post by OzRose on 6th October 2010, 00:35

Hi there M6 . Welcome to the wonderful world of roses. Laughing
Nothing wrong with starting off with roses from Woolies . It's an affordable way to aquire the more common ones and you can save your pennies for the really special [and often more expensive] ones that you want to add to your garden later on.
Nice list you have there , are these the ones on your wish list ? I have some of them here in my garden and the only one I would say "Don't waste your time with" is Julia's Rose . It's an amazing coloured flower to be sure but it's a miserable piddly grower and stingy as far as flower production goes .... there are far better roses out there to spend your money on .


Happy gardening.
cheers. Rosalie
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Post by Ozeboy on 6th October 2010, 10:28

Hi and welcome mumof6, seems like you have a lot of helpers or hinderers.

The pollinating and breeding of roses is just fasinating. Simon is a good teacher for numerous people are now dabbling in rose breeding.

Most rose nurseries in Australia seem to do well in SA for the climate is more suited to roses. I note you are very near the coast and may have humidity to contend with. Try to pick roses that do not need a lot of care or spraying to keep them at their best.
Alister Clark, Tea, Noisette and China roses are easy care and very suitable for acres as they can become quite large. Can I suggest three to start with.

Crepuscule, G Nabbonand (Jean Ducher) Mrs B R Cant.

These groups of roses have their beginnings starting as wild roses (Species) found in China and across to India. They do well in heat and humidity.

There is a very good book called Tea Roses, Old Roses for Warm Gardens
which is very worthwhile. Help me Find is also a must for a dedicated rose
enthusiast.

Best of luck.

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Post by mumof6 on 6th October 2010, 13:12

Thank you very much. Will certainly look into those.
All help is much appreciated!

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