ROSE RAMBLER 27.06.2019

ROSE RAMBLER 27TH JUNE, 2019 … Hello dear rose friends as we are already past the shortest day – amazing how quickly time flies and another beautiful winter is here which heralds time for rose pruning.


Graham invites you to come and visit us here at Silkies Rose Farm, Clonbinane for …

SUNDAY, 30th JUNE at 11AM
(If you’re early, we’ll put the billy on and have a cuppa!)
(Bring the family and pets – on a lead please)

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On SUNDAY, 21ST JULY between 10am and 2pm, we would love you all to come along to a really special community event where Graham and Diana will be at the Wandong Memorial Park for pruning and a real country sausage sizzle after you’ve practiced pruning the magnificent rose garden which was planted after the 2009 Black Saturday Bushfires!

There is a playground and skate-park in the gardens so please bring the kids for a really great family day and let our local community offer you a lovely country experience while you learn about rose pruning.  Bring your own tools with you!  We’ll sharpen them if necessary and have our entire range of pruning equipment there for you to experience.

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Q.  What is the difference between a cat and a comma?  A.  A cat has claws at the end of paws; a comma is a pause at the end of a clause.  

It was a real pleasure to attend the RHSV event at Deakin University recently where we met lots of very keen gardeners – here is just one of the emails we received:

Hi Diana, my husband and I were at the GARDENERS DAY OUT (hosted by Royal Horticultural Society of Victoria at Deakin Uni on 15th June) and learned lots from your presentation. We own a JIM’S MOWING franchise and today we had a rose pruning job that took us over an hour to do. We bought two pairs of the secateurs you recommended and they were fantastic – there was no soreness or fatigue in my hands at all. We were also more confident in what we were doing. Thanks – Mary-Ann 

All of us here at Silkies use LOWE secateurs and highly recommend them because they do such precision pruning with absolute ease.  Treat yourself to new secateurs for just $67.50 (plus pack/post) before you start this pruning season – very highly recommended and guaranteed to offer you the pruning joy that Mary-Ann and every other customer who uses them experiences!
You can purchase online or give us a call on 03 57 821 123 during open hours:  Fri – Sat – Sun – Mon from 9am until 4pm

There were three men in a boat – it capsized but only two fellows got their hair wet!  Why?  A. The third man was bald … like me!

Gotta have a giggle – and remember to rug up with a woolen beanie and jacket for at least half an hour outside in the garden EVERY DAY during winter – preferably when the sun is poking through the clouds to ensure you get adequate Vitamin D intake.  Let your garden be your Doctor!!!


Two of Australia’s most recently famous race horses have been immortalized by two magnificent roses named in their honour and we have them at the Rose Farm NOW.
Don’t delay, order these beauties as bare-rooted specimens for winter planting:

WINX – like the legendary mare, is the epitome of class!  This beautiful rose is the product of exquisite breeding to capture the same qualities in flowers as those that define a magnificent horse named WINX – elegance, longevity and brilliance.


BLACK CAVIAR – has the most intoxicating perfume and the blooms are very full and quartered in the shape of old-fashioned roses.  Continually free-flowering over a long season, BLACK CAVIAR will always be in the winner’s circle and will definitely be a magnificently beautiful rose in your garden!


Enjoy all that winter has to offer … warm hugs from all of us here at Clonbinane …

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