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Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Apr 26, 2020 7:03 PM CST
Take photos of your project so we can see how it goes !
Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
Region: Southwest Gardening Roses Irises Lilies
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Steve812
Apr 27, 2020 9:18 AM CST
Thanks for the tip!

When I saw the photo I thought "OMG! it looks exactly like Sophy's Rose." I grew it in shade where it would bloom its head off. Its only flaw was that it was just a tad too upright for my tastes. And the fragrance wasn't quite so strong as other Austin roses. But still, it was way better than about 98% of the roses I've planted since.

If this new rose captures Sophy's strengths and shores up its weaknesses, it will truly be something to save a space for in the garden. I'm up to the part where each new rose means removing an old one. I wonder what I'll remove next? Smokin Hot? MAAB?

When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
Wales UK
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Tafy
Jun 1, 2020 4:31 PM CST
Gabriel Update
As you can see his buds are looking good and healthy he's getting ready to bloom.

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cheers
Tafy Hurray!

Wales UK
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Tafy
Jun 14, 2020 6:29 AM CST
Gabriel Update
An absolutely gorgeous scent which is so very strong and flowers aren't fully open yet.

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I'll update with more pics shortly.
cheers
Tafy
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Wales UK
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Tafy
Jun 16, 2020 9:50 AM CST
A few hours sunshine works wonders. Hurray!

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cheers
Tafy

Wales UK
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Tafy
Jun 17, 2020 12:54 PM CST
Few more blooms.

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Tafy

Wales UK
Region: Wales
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Tafy
Jun 26, 2020 8:32 AM CST
New Blooms

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Gabriel is really loving the sun now as you can see
cheers
Tafy

Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jun 26, 2020 8:56 AM CST
Wow!
Porkpal
Ventura County, California
Zone 10 Ventura County, CA
oakslesly
Jul 13, 2020 4:05 PM CST
What a gorgeous rose. What zone(s) and conditions are listed for it? Thanks for the beautiful pictures.
Always seeking recommendations and advice. I welcome suggestions for heat loving roses with great scent, disease resistance, and long vase life.
Wales UK
Region: Wales
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Tafy
Jul 14, 2020 3:54 AM CST
oakslesly said:What a gorgeous rose. What zone(s) and conditions are listed for it?


Hi oakslesly
I'm sorry but I don't understand "zone" maybe you're referring to a state of the USA ? Confused

if that's what you mean I cannot answer that because I don't live in USA I live in Wales. I tip my hat to you.
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Tafy

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Name: Bea
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bumplbea
Jul 14, 2020 4:04 AM CST
Taft . In the US in order to know what plants will grow where we live the US is sectioned into zones.


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The United Kingdom lies in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 6 through 9 with some variations across regions and seasons. It enjoys a temperate maritime climate characterized by cool winters and warm summers.

The rose chosen for your garden will grow well if the zone is matched with the climate appropriate for the rose.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
Wales UK
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Tafy
Jul 14, 2020 1:57 PM CST
Ahh right....I see now Thanks bumplpea
so these zones are probably referring to your positioning with the equator.

oakslesly said:What zone(s) and conditions are listed for it?


So I can confirm the area of Wales I'm living in is zone 8 and Gabriel appears very happy with his home. Thumbs up

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Conditions = Ideal for pots and containers, mixed border, windy or exposed, Full or partial sunlight
Happy in All soil types, also North, East, South, West Facing.

He doesn't really ask for any special treatment, I liquid feed him 40ml Miracle-Grow every 2-3 weeks.

hope this helps you oakslesly Smiling

cheers
Tafy
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Name: Bea
(Zone 8b)
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bumplbea
Jul 15, 2020 2:09 AM CST
Tafy..your very Welcome!
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
SW Ohio River Valley (Zone 6b)
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vaporvac
Jul 15, 2020 6:02 AM CST
Just a note that zones refer to the average low temp. so is most useful for cold hardiness. Rain and Summer temps can vary wildly within them. However, all of my Austins thus far have little, if any, die-back in a zone6 and virtual zone5 sitings. I'm waiting for Gabe to be available..... what a beauty. Your pics have sold me, Tafy!!!
Wales UK
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Tafy
Jul 25, 2020 1:54 PM CST
New Bloom

Just thought I'd post these two recent pictures of Gabe.

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cheers
Tafy

Ventura County, California
Zone 10 Ventura County, CA
oakslesly
Jul 25, 2020 2:14 PM CST
Thank you all for your answers and information. This rose is absolutely on my 'look for in the future' list.
Always seeking recommendations and advice. I welcome suggestions for heat loving roses with great scent, disease resistance, and long vase life.
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tantefrancine
Jul 25, 2020 4:49 PM CST
I will be waiting for Gabriel too! All beautiful pictures, Tafy! Thank you for sharing----

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