New Rose Garden

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Re: New Rose Garden

Post by Greynomad » Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:09 pm

;) :? :P :lol:
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Re: New Rose Garden

Post by Greynomad » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:23 pm

Flower bowl is now in place & planted with lots of colour.
Next step: plant the four bush roses SWMBO purchased when out looking for something totally unrelated at the Big Green Shed. :roll:
Had some welcome rain last night! Keep 'er going, Huey! Good for the new Pansy Plantation!!
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(Maggie is not about, because she had already given the new addition her Seal of Approval while we were planting the flowers. :P )
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Re: New Rose Garden

Post by BruceS » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:31 pm

We have some of those flowers also Ray!!
Plus a tomato & a Rhubarb plant/bush/shrub ??? (whatever you call it!)
Got them on wheels so we can chase the sun & avoid the wind!
I can't believe how strong tomato plants smell??!!
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Re: New Rose Garden

Post by Greynomad » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:05 pm

While we're slaving away at the new garden bed, the Irises in another corner of the garden have erupted in a riot of colour!
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Re: New Rose Garden

Post by Greynomad » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:10 pm

We found a drawing of the perfect "folly" to build in our garden:
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Re: New Rose Garden

Post by jon_d » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:27 pm

Ray,

this is going to be magnificent. Keep the pictures coming.

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Re: New Rose Garden

Post by Greynomad » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:47 pm

MEA CULPA
I have been informed by SWMBO that the flowers in the bowl are Petunias... not Pansies. :oops:
At least they both start with a P!
I'm off for one now... ;) :P
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Re: New Rose Garden

Post by Greynomad » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:23 pm

With the demise of Jim the Junior Jeep, and a Kangaroo deciding it wanted to be a bonnet mascot on Jim’s replacement (coupled with a container contamination which almost indefinitely delayed parts from Japan) we were towball-less from late September until our return from the ‘rose-hunting oddysey’ to SA...
so we have been unable to buy in the requisite ‘good’ soil for the new garden.
Progress will resume shortly.
Watch this space... 😃
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Re: New Rose Garden

Post by Greynomad » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:48 pm

Saga of the Rose-Hunting Odyssey
We departed home on 15 November, planning to visit Treloars in Portland Vic, Wagners Roses in Kalangadoo SA, then the (late) Rose Guru of Oz ... actually David Ruston’s successors ... at Rustons Rose wholesalers in Renmark SA, who sold roses across Australia, and I believe internationally.
(We also planned to drop in on The Famous Dottie en route.)
Well, Treloars was OK. Not as many roses in flower as we had hoped, but enough to judge what we could order when the time comes.
Similar story at Wagners... even fewer flowers on show.
Then we headed for Rustons... 😩
David Ruston established the 50-odd acres as a young man. We met him about three years ago, when he was well into his 80s. He was very proud of his creation, which by then had added a cafe, classic car showroom, wedding venue in an outdoor ‘garden room’ with an avenue of white standard roses leading to a living archway.
It was packed with tourists on our visit.
He was hoping his neice would take over, as his daughter was more involved in politics.
No such luck...
We discovered that the property had been sold twice since David’s death. It looks like nothing has been touched since he died. The cafe/reception building is shut and empty.
Weeds and kikuyu have overgrown what roses have survived. The place was desolate and depressing. 😢😫
I’m sure that Renmark’s tourism numbers have dwindled since its closure. 😢
It looks like the land has been purchased for future development of housing.
David must be spinning in his grave. A lifetime’s work wasted. 😳🤬
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Re: New Rose Garden

Post by VicA » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:02 pm

What a shame ……..
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