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Name: Rema
Montreal (Zone 5b)
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Rema
Nov 3, 2020 6:08 PM CST
Lola! Did they eat Windermere too?
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Nov 3, 2020 11:56 PM CST
Two out of my three Windermeres were eaten but my biggest one survived. It is now 7ft tall and should be blooming soon. I should never have trimmed it to fit under the window because it has grown over the window where I trimmed it but the bit I left alone is a full two feet shorter. It is still my favourite rose.
Name: Rema
Montreal (Zone 5b)
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Rema
Nov 4, 2020 4:12 PM CST
Lola, I looked at your climate. July is the coldest month, but no frost and no snow? This is for those who live on the coast. Is there frost in the middle of the mainland?
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Nov 4, 2020 7:00 PM CST
Rema, where I am in Tasmania it snows once every year or so but we get frost during winter and it gets down to -5C (23F). The coast very rarely has frost and once every 10 years it may snow down to sea level. We have mountains and lakes in the centre of Tasmania and it snows there quite often in the winter.
Name: Rema
Montreal (Zone 5b)
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Rema
Nov 5, 2020 8:53 PM CST
Lola ! Nice weather ! But I don't want to go to you because you have gluttonous possums :мигает:
If you want to replace roses with look towards conifers. They come in amazing weeping winding shapes and all colors. And nobody seems to eat them !!!
Look at
pinus mugo
strobus Angel Falls
Pendula Bruns
engelmani snake
Weeping conifer garden is beautiful
Name: Rema
Montreal (Zone 5b)
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Rema
Nov 5, 2020 8:57 PM CST
Or maybe in Australia-Tasmania conifers is it difficult ?
Also. Do you have a pond? Make a pond with aquatic plants
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Minnesota (Zone 3b)
RpR
Nov 18, 2020 1:17 PM CST
LolaTasmania said:
If you couldn't grow roses what would you grow in their stead?


Creeping Charlie and Purslane and Sedge, without effort. Whistling
Name: aka Annie
WA-rural 8a to (Zone 7b)
Sandsock
Nov 18, 2020 4:26 PM CST
So sorry! There is a farm in Northern Washington that has bear and moose. They did concentric circles of plantings. They planted catch crops to distract both, then planted stuff they don't bother closer in, then they built heavily fortified tunnels with an electric perimeter to protect the stuff bear and moose love.

I doubt that I would go that far, but maybe planting some catch crops/plants or stuff they leave alone might be an idea.

One guy made a very tall, very dense hedge of amaranth around his garden...it self seeds and the deer don't bother his garden as they have eaten so much amaranth.
Tuscany, Italy
bart2018
Nov 20, 2020 4:36 AM CST
That is brilliant!

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