Hello dear rose friends and welcome to the last month of summer – difficult to believe it’s even been summer here in Victoria with cold southerly winds leaving temperatures hovering in the mid-20’s but that will all change soon and we will probably have a spectacular autumn. Some rain would be good … please?
VALENTINE’S DAY …
I say, why buy a bunch of roses when you can buy the whole rose bush and pick bunches of beautiful blooms for at least eight months of the year? Our assistant, Virginia compiled this poem to inspire you when selecting a rose for the love of your life …
ROSE NAMES that match every occasion.
Here’s some inspiration from a lovestruck romantic for Valentine’s Day!
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GRA’S GARBLE …
I confess to being a connoisseur of fine things and I do LOVE jam!
The de-seeded hips ready for the pot …
… Produced these magnificent jars of ROSE HIP JAM.
… which were delivered to the Rose Farm this week by Mary who took up Diana’s offer to harvest our hips in return for a jar of jam … Diana spent over an hour in the hot sun harvesting 1.5kgs of rose hips, packed and posted them to Buchan where Mary spent three hours de-seeding the hips after she’d ‘topped and tailed them’ – definitely a labour of love because even at minimum wage, each jar of jam must cost no less than $30 but the taste is DIVINE … thanks girls for this delicious treat!
You too could harvest hips and make this delicacy – around three established bushes of the magnificent, hip-producing RUGOSA ROSES would give you enough hips for jam-making so if you purchase these roses through February, you can have them at the very special …
BUY TWO RUGOSA ROSES, GET ONE FREE!
You’ll not only produce rose hips but you will have the most dense, free-flowering shrubs which grow to 1.5 metres tall and wide, attract bees to your garden and offer you a wonderful screen for more delicate plants. Rugosa roses are soooo tough and healthy – if you take up my offer, I would love another jar of jam next season …
Q. How do hens dance? A. Cheek to cheek! Still licking my sticky fingers before I go and check my baby ‘cheekens’ and turn the water on my compost heap … Gra
Remember that roses are very water-wise plants … no less than 10 litres per plant, per week, delivered in the one application will ensure healthy foliage and flowering – if you are watering your rose garden, be sure to apply a sprinkling of complete organic fertilizer over the soil and the flowers will have substance, great colour and last well in a vase!
Order a GIFT ROSE bush TODAY
for guaranteed delivery on Valentine’s Day ..
See you soon at Clonbinane … Diana, Graham & Mooi