ROSE RAMBLER 23.03.2017 …
Hello dear rose friends as we start to get slightly cooler weather for this autumn which has broken records across Australia! Lucky gardens who have had massive dumpings of rain – our gardens had some too!
ART & ROSES TOURS is fast approaching – there are buses coming from…
Contact GOLD BUS on 1800 775 295 or BROOKE on 0499 002 941 or VIA THEIR WEBSITE at www.goldbus.com.au The coach will depart Ballarat at 8am on SATURDAY, 8TH APRIL.
Contact: CHERYL SHEMBRI on 9744 1663 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org This coach seats 48 people and they are leaving Sunbury Community Centre, corner of Elizabeth Drive and Gap Road near the Fire Station at 9am on SUNDAY, 9TH APRIL and the cost is $45 which includes lunch.
This is a wonderful opportunity for you to join a tour group during the Art & Roses weekend – please don’t wait until the last minute to book as I know both coaches are filling fast – if you need any advice or assistance with booking, please don’t hesitate to contact me here at the Rose Farm on 5787 1123 or mobile: 0418 337765
Kilmore Historical Society are conducting a
Historical Houses Tour
Saturday 8 April, 2017 – 10am – 4pm
Tickets: $15 person / $25 couple / family
4 Powlett Street, Kilmore – from 9.45am – 3pm The Old Courthouse is 500 metres from the Art Expo venue
Ranging from humble, beautifully restored cottages to substantial large homes,
five owners of historic houses in Kilmore have very generously
opened their homes to the public. Please, if I can assist you with arrangements for your visit to Kilmore, the Art Show, and our gardens along with a visit to Kevin & Rhonda Butler at the BLAZEAID SHEARING SHED, contact me as soon as possible and I will do my absolute best to make your visit here a memorable occasion!
GRA’S GARBLE …
It’s amazing really, roses LOVE deep soaking water during their flowering season but gosh, overdose them with water and they will turn up their toes VERY quickly! Unfortunately for us Rosarians, the visible symptoms of UNDERWATERING are exactly the same as OVERWATERING …
That we have to leave to YOU – gently fork into the soil around the rose and you’ll soon know how wet or dry it is. When conditions prevail that you are irrigating the garden, be diligent and follow these simple rules for watering in a rose garden:
- NEVER WATER AFTER 2PM – ESPECIALLY IF OVERHEAD WATERING
- DEEP SOAK ROSES – DELIVER AT LEAST 20 LITRES PER PLANT AT EACH WATERING
- WATER POTTED ROSES EVERY DAY BY FILLING THE POT TO OVERFLOWING
Stay diligent and if weather conditions prevail where your gut tells you that the roses need another deep soak, give it to them! DEFINITELY NOT EVERY DAY!
Q. What would happen if pigs could fly? A. The price of bacon would go up!
I’m looking forward to this rose which is a new release for 2017 – I love the name EARTH ANGEL and I hope it’s a ripper for all of us.
ASSISTANCE WITH ROSE GARDEN DESIGN …
This is the type of issue which you might confront … Where would plant roses in this situation? Inside the front boundary where there is limited sun and obviously, a bit of root competition from existing plants …
Q. What did the computer do at lunch time? A. It had a byte!
Have a beaut week in your garden. We suggest you have your wish list of roses available for ordering at www.rosesalesonline.com.au … there will be a few surprises for you as the online store opens for bare-rooted rose orders – we’re excited and hope you will be too … talk to you next week – Diana & Graham