Roses forum: New rose border suggestions

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Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Aug 15, 2018 9:11 PM CST
I had never heard of Hannemann's or Warren Millington but I looked them up and they seem to be a wholesale nursery. I might email them to see if they sell to anyone down here because some of those roses are gorgeous. Hubba Dubba is my favourite out of all of those but there are so many beautiful ones. Thanks for thinking of me and posting the information.

I have all of my roses for the new border now except for Evelyn. She is still on order but they may only be able to get her in a pot rather than bare-root so she will have to be a late addition. They are all doing fine except for Ambridge but I can get a refund later if he doesn't make it. Lola.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Aug 16, 2018 5:31 PM CST
I hope they all make it and that Evelyn comes in soon for you. I grew Ambridge for many years (until it reverted back to rootstock) and it does like heat. Maybe they will have Hubba Dubba as a replacement for it if it doesn't make it.

Hope all is well down there between you, your family, the sweet beasties and the weather.
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Aug 16, 2018 6:09 PM CST
Now that there is new growth on the new roses I am a bit more relaxed about getting them all in for this season. If Evelyn doesn't turn up then I'll get her next time. Today is lovely and sunny which makes a change from the wild winds we have been getting from Antarctica recently. Sunday we are expecting snow down to possibly sea level so my visitors from Sydney who arrive on the weekend will be thrilled. They are trying to escape the smoke from the fires up there. It seems like most of the planet is on fire at the moment. August is the coldest month down here so to have fires so early does not bode well for the summer.

I have some camellias out at the moment and the daffodils should be out in a few days time. The lambs have lost their tails and seem to be doing well.
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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
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hampartsum
Aug 16, 2018 6:33 PM CST
Hi Lola, I was wondering how your new arrivals (roses) were faring. Mine ( including Evelyn) are all showing bud swell, but not leafing out yet. I'm still expecting a last batch of D.A's who have been promised . No news yet ( "Grace",Lady Hamilton, Summer Song, Benjamin Britten and William Shakespeare 2000). Yes August is the coldest month here too. Some snow to be expected also blowing from Antarctica. We only start getting warmer weather after Xmas. How about you? Our lambing season has started: first 3 ewes. I had to sew one because she had a uterine prolapse. She's under antibiotics to keep it clean. The other developed postpartum mastitis. So the lamb had to be bottle fed... Early spring worries... Sighing!
I was tempted with Warren Millingdon's roses.Thanks @mustbnuts for the information. Although just too far away for me, some of the breeding info at HMF gives me ideas for my local crosses. Btw, have you ever tried stuffing a dried fig, with a date, stuffed itself with a roasted almond? next to a demi tass turkish coffee? I'm growing three fig trees. I hope to harvest brebas this summer. I simply love figs!
Arturo
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Aug 16, 2018 7:17 PM CST
Hi Arturo, I'm glad your lambing has started. You will have to post some photos. I lost four lambs and initially blamed the weather but it now seems more likely to have been toxoplasmosis. The local wildlife park is finding a lot of native animals that are infected and has warned farmers in the area to keep tabs on lamb mortality. We have never lost lambs before so 4 out of 14 is a huge mortality rate. We have been trapping feral cats when we remember to put out traps but we need to get serious about the problem and be more proactive in hunting them down and disposing of them.

The warmer weather here starts in late September and by the beginning of October we are mowing the lawns again. By the beginning of December we no longer light the fire at night. The swallows return around September 21st but they may be early this year as my ducks are already here which makes them a month early.

I have given up trying to grow winter vegetables and have planted a cherry tree and a greengage plum in my netted vegetable enclosure. I will still be able to grow tomatoes and things as well but this way the plot will be producing all year round.

We will have to compare our new rose gardens this summer. I especially want to see your Summer Song and Benjamin Britten as I was not brave enough to buy them this year as I was unsure if their colours would go with anything else in any of my gardens. Lola.
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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Mustbnuts
Aug 17, 2018 9:48 PM CST
So sorry to hear about your four lambs, Lola. The picture of the one you posted sure is cute!

Gosh, I have not heard of a greengage plum in years! They are my Mom's and my favorite! Most of what we are getting in the stores are the hybrids of plums and apricots. I used to have a Santa Rosa plum but it was sick and I replaced it with a blood orange tree.

Arturo, I just got rid of two out of three of my fig trees. I just was not getting the fruit from them that I used to. They were about 30 years old. I did keep my tiger striped (Panache) fig which I just love. The fruit has a definite strawberry taste to it. They are very sweet and delicious. Last year I had 75 figs off of it. This year, I will be lucky to get one. The squirrels are just eating all of them. I am going to cut it way back and net it for next year. I will have to try the stuffed fig with the date and almond, minus the coffee. I am not a coffee person. Tea please! Plus I don't do caffeine (except in chocolate).

I am hoping to do some crosses in spring. Arturo, we will have to compare! I have some hips on my roses right now and I am letting them ripen. I have no clue if they are crosses of the same rose or another rose, but I think I will try to grow them anyway. It will give me some much needed practice.

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