Jasmine and Yellow Bansia rose.

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Jasmine and Yellow Bansia rose.

Postby midgin » Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:55 pm

With these two plants it is a treat for the senses...sight and smell. :D

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Postby Sam » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:02 pm

Would some please hurry up and work out how to post 'smells' on this site!

That looks fantastic - I can only imagine the frangrance. I'd spend half the day near it just breathing!
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another shot

Postby midgin » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:11 pm

This pic does the Banksia a wee bit more justice. A funny thing.... I noticed I had the 'odd' Banksia rose in flower, not a lot, today I went to the other side(northern side) of the archway ...and lo and behold... my neighbour has the best view... :cry:

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Postby Yani » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:47 pm

Wow Midgin......excellent!!! Very pretty!
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Postby Luzy » Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:52 pm

Tell your neighbour to give it back!!!!! The view, that is...

They mingle beautifully, midgin - lovely photo! :D
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Postby Pokie » Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:47 pm

Very nice. :)
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Postby cordelia » Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:08 am

Wow! They look so lush and rich and heady.....so hard to remember the flush of spring growth when everything is still frozen sticks....
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Postby enrico » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:17 am

:D Very beautiful and I can smell them just looking at the fabulous photo :D :D Great shots Midgin
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Postby Patricia » Thu Aug 24, 2006 6:30 pm

Midgin, great photo once again. I note that you are in the Hunter Valley (as am I) & I know that it covers a big area...but my yellow banksia is only just budding up...maybe I should feed or water a bit more often!! :o
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Postby midgin » Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:17 pm

Honestly Patricia if you were to look at the other side of the archway ....barely a flower.... it must be the sunny (northern) side that gets the results.
I have another possible theory but I shall do a weeeeee bit more homework before saying any more... ..... to be continued...

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Postby cordelia » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:04 am

Is that teasing? :cry: Now we are waiting with bated breath..... :P :P
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Postby enrico » Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:02 am

Well :roll: :roll: Midgin..... we are waiting :wink:

I can`t wait for my banksia to look like that :cry:
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Postby midgin » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:18 am

Sorry fellow GE posters, I didn't mean to get your hopes up with the possibility of some exciting gardening breakthrough. :wink:
Rather, I gave a bit of thought to that Banksia rose and I am nearly 100% sure I pruned the northern side more so than the southern side.
Why I wanted to do some homework, I am sure I read on the GE forum where someone said that on climbing (or rambler) roses, the blooms come on the new growth. I have done a 'search' looking for the post to no avail. :cry:
Why I don't always prune heavily is because I have a standard Ballerina rose down the backyard and the one year I did prune heavily it barely flowered.
How was that...clear as mud?
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Postby Chris C » Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:32 am

What wonderful photos. :)

I especially like the second one. Gorgeous colours providing the context for the centrepiece. It almost required an effort of will not to lean forward and try to smell the monitor... :roll:
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Postby cordelia » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:17 pm

Midgin, I recently read that while one should prune roses in the winter, it is different for ramblers. You should prune them just AFTER flowering. Actually, I believe it was one of you fine GE forum people (Ann , or Luzy?) who told me that. :lol: Makes sense, as mine develop buds in the autumn and winter, and then flower in the spring. :D

However, my banksia rose has nothing at all on it yet, so I can't comment on that. :roll: Stands to reason that the sunny side will flower better.
Love the idea of jasmine and banksia rose together :D 8)
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