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THIS YEARS ROSES - 2017

Discussion in 'Roses' started by ARMANDII, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII ADMINISTRATOR Staff Member

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    The new thread for 2017:snorky:
     
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    Mines decided to wear red this year :noidea:DSCI0002 (20).JPG
     
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      I like the red leaves but they tend to turn green as they age like 'Rob Roy' below. :)

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        Good morning its that time of the year again;):blue thumb:

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          Good afternoon:smile:

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            Ooooo I do like a Whisky Mac @wiseowl.:)
             
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            • ARMANDII

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              I like a Whiskey too, Sheal!!:thumbsup::snorky:
               
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                Good afternoon @ARMANDII don't forget the Mac;)
                 
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                  Unfortunately, Woo, in the mixture of shrub and climbing roses I have I haven't got Whiskey Mac, but I do have Rose Compassion on the South side of the Arbour, [which was a recommendation of yours].
                  So the only Mac I have is...........

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                  :dunno::heehee:
                   
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                    Would that be a whiskey or a whisky @ARMANDII ? :)
                     
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                      After a couple of tumblers of it, Sheal, it never, ever, matters!!:dunno::heehee:

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                        Good morning I see our friend Banksy's been here:lunapic 130165696578242 5: I'l just get this thread back on topic then:heehee:

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                          Good afternoon what a scorcher it is to day:smile:

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                            Good morning after the rain:smile:

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                              At the moment out of my mix of around 21/23 shrub and climbing roses I only have Madame Alfred Carriere
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                              and Rose Alchemist in flower
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                              What is it that makes us fall in love with a particular rose?:scratch::dunno: I normally only buy roses that have a scent and are repeat flowering types. But, on building the Arbour I went to the late great Geoff Hamiliton's Barnsdale Nursery looking for roses to go around the sides. Woo had already recommended Rose Compassion to me and I saw it in flower at Barnsdale and decided it was the rose for me. But Alchemist was a real surprise because, when wandering through a small area at Barnsdale, I came to a trellised exit/entrance that was "dripping" with the flowers of Alchemist. I didn't even know the name of the rose when I first saw it but, and I'm sure everyone has felt the same with some plant, I knew it was the rose! I "dug" around the base of the rose and found a metal label giving the name. Now Rose Alchemist only has a very light scent and doesn't repeat flower, so why did I buy it despite that? The only thing I can think of, and I know it sounds daft, is that in the half light of the Trellis Entrance the flowers just "talked" to me and I knew it was the perfect rose for the Arbour.:hapydancsmil:
                              Has anyone else done that with a rose?:scratch::snorky:
                               
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