Hello dear rose friends as we come up for air after an immensely busy weekend since our massive autumn promotion during last weekend!
Thank you for purchasing your roses at Silkies Rose Farm, Clonbinane and www.rosesalesonline.com.au – we hope you have remembered to apply seaweed solution to your newly planted roses so they settle in well and you enjoy them flowering until around July when you will commence winter pruning.
GRA’S GARBLE …
WHAT’S A HERITAGE ROSE?
At their annual conference two years ago, Australian Heritage Rose Society declared that any rose which was bred 75 years ago will be listed as a HERITAGE ROSE … meantime, we seriously recommend that EVERY ROSE GARDEN should host at least ONE heritage/old fashioned rose and here are a few which we very highly recommend for planting in your garden:
Hybrid Perpetual rose released in 1860. Stunning dark mauve highly fragrant blooms continually throughout the season on a large spreading shrub to 1.8 metres tall. This magnificent rose can be grown as a free-standing shrub or short climber which is easy to manage because it has few thorns.
China Rose discovered before 1894 which is very commonly referred to as ‘the butterfly rose’. This rose is very highly recommend for use as a thick impenetrable rose hedge which would attain a height to at least 2 metres and spread of no less than 1.5 metres.
This beautiful rose produces masses of clusters of blooms which open sulphur yellow and change to orange, red and finally crimson. Since the shrub is constantly blooming, the appearance is that butterflies are fluttering all over the shrub and the new growth is dark crimson red – a sight to behold!
Hybrid Spinossisima was found before 1836 – the most amazingly beautiful and free flowering rose in our entire garden – definitely a favourite – there are only three in stock so get in quick if you want to plant one NOW … readily available and highly recommended as an addition to your winter bare-rooted order!
If you’re interested in heritage roses, contact the Heritage Rose Society in your State and please note: Heritage rose enthusiasts are vital for advancing the preservation, cultivation, distribution and study of old roses. It’s a heap of fun to research where a rose came from and what its breeding history and parentage is!
ORDERING YOUR BARE-ROOTED ROSES FOR THIS WINTER
We are now pleased to advise that our online store: www.rosesalesonline.com.au is open for taking your winter orders.
We have thousands of roses out in the fields ready to be dug in May so there’s NO RUSH with ordering. Due to circumstances beyond our control, New Release 2019 roses only have ‘generic’ photos which are supplied by the agency releasing the roses so it is our plan to visit the rose fields in coming weeks; then we’ll show you our own photos and give you our personal recommendations for the New Release 2019 roses.
If you need assistance with placing your order please don’t hesitate emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly assist with planning your garden and/or recommending certain varieties of roses for different situations or circumstances. I am available on WHATSAPP where we can look at pics and talk
Q. What does an angry kangaroo do? A. Get hopping mad! So does Mooi when the big bucks wake us all in the night!
Do take a moment to have a cuddle with MOOI when you come to Silkies Rose Farm,CLONBINANE soon.
In closing, I’m sharing this: “Fishy tales from the sea will bring you laughing to your knees and so …
Q. What do you call a fish that tunes pianos? A. A tuna fish!”
Have a great week in your garden … Diana, Graham & the team at Silkies Rose Farm.