Red Pierre buddies! Now BLOOMS!

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Red Pierre buddies! Now BLOOMS!

Postby froglover » Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:17 pm

So many roses are stunning when open - but I think they can also be pretty amazing when just a group of buds, like these Red Pierre buddies on our arbour! :)

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Postby Comeilotei » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:34 pm

That's a lot of buds Froggy, pretty shot! Can't wait to see pics of when they open!

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Postby froglover » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:27 am

Comeilotei wrote:That's a lot of buds Froggy, pretty shot! Can't wait to see pics of when they open!

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Give it another week or so, and I'm sure they will be starting to open up. Then I'll pop up another post for you! :)

The prettiest rose in the garden right now is the Apricot Nectar, I think. So pretty and full of big fluffy blooms. :) The possums and rosellas have been at it again, unfortunately!! :cry: :cry: :cry: Mr Lincoln, Heritage, Nahema, Sir Donald Bradman and this morning, the main climbing leader of Devoniensis, was nipped and eaten!!!!! NOT happy, Jan!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Postby Comeilotei » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:45 pm

Froggy, get this product called "Possoff". It stinks to high heaven, it's environmentally safe and won't harm animals but deter them by it's off-putting smell. They are available at any gardening store also at K-.....

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Postby abwal » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:53 pm

Nice photo. I agree, pretty amazing.
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Postby The Estate » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:24 pm

I was told by an expert today , that my climber will not perform like a real climber :cry: :cry: , so might put into a bigger pot in winter witha decorative cone :(
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Postby Spider Lily » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:58 pm

What a great pic Froggy! I love it :D
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Postby froglover » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:53 am

Spider Lily wrote:What a great pic Froggy! I love it :D


Thanks, Spiderlily. :) I thought it was a nice change from always seeing lots of roses in bloom - the buds can sometimes be just as pretty, especially with the bright green and red here. I'll take another shot of them when they begin to open. :)
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Postby froglover » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:56 am

Comeilotei wrote:Froggy, get this product called "Possoff". It stinks to high heaven, it's environmentally safe and won't harm animals but deter them by it's off-putting smell. They are available at any gardening store also at K-.....

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Thank you, Comeilotei - I must give it a try. We have been using napthalene flakes (mothballs) which we were told is the main ingredient in Poss Off, but it dissolves when it rains or you water, so maybe I will try the Poss Off. The other thing that works well, is Blood and Bone - might throw that around first. :)

See you Saturday - am watering the rhubarb furiously to keep it growing well so I can make your pie!!! :lol: :lol:
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Postby The Estate » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:09 am

BTW Froggy, we expect a new thread and pics :twisted: will all the goss :roll:
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Postby froglover » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:16 pm

The Estate wrote:BTW Froggy, we expect a new thread and pics :twisted: will all the goss :roll:


OK, I promise there'll be a follow-up and pics! :D

Mr FL & I have to head down the coast afterwards to pick up a couple of eBay wins in Albion Park and Bulli! Old park bench and a cast iron patio setting. :D:D
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Postby The Estate » Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:30 pm

froglover wrote:
The Estate wrote:BTW Froggy, we expect a new thread and pics :twisted: will all the goss :roll:


OK, I promise there'll be a follow-up and pics! :D

Mr FL & I have to head down the coast afterwards to pick up a couple of eBay wins in Albion Park and Bulli! Old park bench and a cast iron patio setting. :D:D


Kewl, also want pics of them as well :P
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Postby Comeilotei » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:39 pm

Thank you, Comeilotei - I must give it a try. We have been using napthalene flakes (mothballs) which we were told is the main ingredient in Poss Off, but it dissolves when it rains or you water, so maybe I will try the Poss Off. The other thing that works well, is Blood and Bone - might throw that around first.

See you Saturday - am watering the rhubarb furiously to keep it growing well so I can make your pie!!!


You are such a sweetie Froggy! I'm drooling already!

Re: the Poss Off, i doubt it's made with naphthalene flakes, i believe it's made from some chlli or pepper or some smelly plant. Naphthalene I believe is carcinogenic, be careful when using around gardens if you have pets.

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Postby The Estate » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:54 am

:shock: when I first read if I thought you said Pissoff :lol:
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Postby Pokie » Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:19 am

You are going to have a great show there Froggy!

Looks great!
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Postby froglover » Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:54 am

Pokie wrote:You are going to have a great show there Froggy!

Looks great!


Thanks pokie - will be posting a new 'in bloom' pic in a few more days, maybe a week. Some are just starting to open and look great! :D I can't wait till it covers the arbour. Also have a lovely palest creamy white Old rose called Devoniensis which has decided to climb on the arbour too, so it will look great with the red and white one day! :)
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Postby Luzy » Fri Jan 19, 2007 6:37 am

Excellent, froglover - love the buds, and the healthy leaves! :D
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Postby enrico » Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:29 am

Cool :D how old is it? Hoping mine will be better next year :roll: first year ..... :( doing ok , but soooooooo dry :( Beautiful scent isn`t it :D
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Postby froglover » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:09 pm

enrico wrote:Cool :D how old is it? Hoping mine will be better next year :roll: first year ..... :( doing ok , but soooooooo dry :( Beautiful scent isn`t it :D


Enrico, we only planted the 2 Red Pierre's a few months ago in about October! AND the crimson rosellas have had a nibble or three and I broke one water shoot off!! The other side isn't nearly as successful, but it will come. This one with all the buds is a bit over a metre high on the arbour! :D
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Postby froglover » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:38 am

The buds now in bloom! Just stunning. :)

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