The World's Most Vicious Rose

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The World's Most Vicious Rose

Postby Luzy » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:04 pm

I used to call this rose Henry's Wife's Rose, as Henry gave me a cutting of this rose when we first moved to Melbourne (Henry was a great bloke and a good character). But... after having had to deal with so many complaints about torn flesh from anyone who went near it, the rose has been re-named.

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It's also about to undergo The World's Biggest Haircut so that I might be able to get near some plants that it's 'sheltering' :shock:

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:D :lol:
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Postby The Estate » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:10 pm

WOW looks great from when I saw it last, so when are you doing the dramatic make-over :roll: might BYO chair and 6 pack and sit back and just watch you :lol:

P.S. would expect horsesdoovers as well 8)
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Postby Luzy » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:18 pm

:lol: :lol: Only if you bring band aids - no, better make that bandages and a blood transfusion kit! :lol: :lol: At this rate it'll be after Chrissy as I want to compost and mulch the garden it's hiding - those little jingle bells are just far too time consuming at the minute! Mind you, if it flowered more than once a season, I might feel a bit more nicer-er toward it. :roll:
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Postby The Estate » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:22 pm

Luzy wrote::lol: :lol: Only if you bring band aids - no, better make that bandages and a blood transfusion kit! :lol: :lol: At this rate it'll be after Chrissy as I want to compost and mulch the garden it's hiding - those little jingle bells are just far too time consuming at the minute! Mind you, if it flowered more than once a season, I might feel a bit more nicer-er toward it. :roll:


What are you talkin bout Willis' Weeeeeeeds :cry: :oops:
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Postby enrico » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:38 pm

:shock: Looks HUGE............ very nice, even if it does attack :shock: :twisted:
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Postby Spider Lily » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:51 pm

Great rose bush. Is it a climber/rambler?? Looks fantastic hanging over the wall :D
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Postby The Estate » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:53 pm

Spider Lily wrote:Great rose bush. Is it a climber/rambler?? Looks fantastic hanging over the wall :D


Sorry Luzy, butting in here, I think it was a bush and turned into a ramlin rose(great song, makes mental note for next DVD :oops: ) :oops:
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Postby Yani » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:25 am

Gorgeous roses. I love when it start trailing down like waterfall :P
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Postby Luzy » Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:38 pm

Spider Lily, I'm pretty sure it's a rambler. The closest I could come up with is Wedding Day, though Marrion thought it might also be Sparrieshoop. Wedding Day is a rambler, growing to about 30 foot - no wonder it's an attacker!!!! :shock: :shock:
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Postby Comeilotei » Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:05 pm

Owchie wa wa Luzy! You'll be careful wontcha when you give this rambler the world's biggest haircut? Gee you're game!

BTW, Wedding Day's single-petalled...and I recall Sparrieshoop's pinkish, saw it neatly growing at an open garden nearby.

It would be interesting to ID your blood-drawing rambler Luzy!

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Postby Sam » Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:15 pm

Maybe you could just call it a triffid.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Postby Sam » Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:24 pm

You could get all the kids in the neighbourhood to prune it for you.

Just tell them that you know JK Rowling and that rose bush is where she got the inspiration for the whomping willow.
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Postby Luzy » Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:59 pm

:lol: :lol: Gess, I had to think about that one, Sam! :D :D (except I still don't know the womping willow... :roll: :roll: ) I might just give that a try - could be fun! :lol:

I do have some individual flower pics of the blood-drawer, Comeilotei - I could ressurect the old 'ID' thread... It does mention Sparrieshoop having a white variety, as well.

I think I shall approach the area with a big smile on my face - for the first few minutes, anyway... :shock:
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Postby Comeilotei » Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:43 pm

Would love to see individual flower pics of this old rose Luzy, might be able to ID it for you.

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Postby Pokie » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:48 pm

It looks great! Amazing what you can get from friends etc.... :)
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Postby Luzy » Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:43 pm

Thanks, Pokie! :D And I have to admit that it's still 'sheltering' the garden underneath it - maybe when the weather cools a bit I'll attack it...
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:04 pm

Luzy wrote:Thanks, Pokie! :D And I have to admit that it's still 'sheltering' the garden underneath it - maybe when the weather cools a bit I'll attack it...

Why wait for the weather lets get stuck into it now. 8) 8)
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Postby Shotgun Paul. » Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:04 pm

Luzy wrote:Thanks, Pokie! :D And I have to admit that it's still 'sheltering' the garden underneath it - maybe when the weather cools a bit I'll attack it...

Why wait for the weather lets get stuck into it now. 8) 8)
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