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Goldfields November 10th, 2011 11:18 PM

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Here we have

In the stars.
Jurassic Park

Goldfields November 10th, 2011 11:26 PM

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Lonely Hearts
Lord of Letters
?? This is eitherr Protocol or Irish Squire.

Goldfields November 10th, 2011 11:34 PM

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Last 3.

One that Cheryl thought was Decadence but it's not.
Rodeo Girl

Goldfields November 16th, 2011 10:32 AM

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The irises are all finished for the year so back to roses again, although whatever is blooming on Friday will be burnt to a crisp. Expecting 36C !! :eek:

Sutters Gold
Our Vanilla
Smooth Buttercup.

hazelrunpack November 16th, 2011 10:48 AM

Beautiful, GF!! Funny how your Friday high and ours today matches, but ours is F, not C, so it will feel decidedly nippy here. Oy! 36 C is too hot!!! :eek:

Goldfields November 16th, 2011 06:33 PM

I'd cheerfully swap, Hazel. LOL. Can't stand the heat. Actually , wouldn't mind it at all if it didn't come with the bushfire threat. Usually it's a dry heat here, quite bearable, unlike the tropical humidity this La Ninya weather event is giving us. 36F is cool, my dogs would love that! :)

pbpatti November 16th, 2011 06:43 PM

GF your Roses are stunning. Thank you for sharing your spring with us. Tell ya what, let's you and me change places ok, you can have my -10 C and I will come and soak up your +36 C. ;) patti

please keep your garden photos coming.

Goldfields November 16th, 2011 08:52 PM

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LOL. I wish, Patti. It seems so long till Winter now. Glad you like the roses. I'll give you 3 favorites now.

Belle Story.
Isn't She Lovely.(so well named.)
Just Joey.

Goldfields November 16th, 2011 09:00 PM

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Lavender Pinnochio - which changes from this colour to lavender.
New Dawn - very pale pink, not white.
Paul Bocuse. :lovestruck:

Goldfields November 16th, 2011 09:11 PM

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3 of my singles this time.

Sally Holmes
Bright Eyes.

Goldfields November 16th, 2011 09:19 PM

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The Pilgrim, The Dark Lady, plus a standard Iceberg.

Goldfields November 16th, 2011 09:28 PM

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Graham Thomas

Goldfields November 16th, 2011 09:37 PM

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John Clare
Glamis Castle
Lady of Megginch

Goldfields November 16th, 2011 09:53 PM

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Gertrude Jekyll
Crocus Rose
William Morris

hazelrunpack November 17th, 2011 12:06 AM

Absolutely breathtaking roses, GF!

pbpatti November 17th, 2011 12:42 AM

OMD, are these all in bloom right now? They are stunning!!!!! I love the single ones, the stamens of these just stand out so beautifully. They do not need to beg a bee to come to them I bet the bees and other bugs come to them begging for more!!! lol You take wonderful pictures, thanks again for sharing. patti

Goldfields November 17th, 2011 02:29 AM

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That was the aim, Hazel, to have other people like them. I used to pass a lovely rose garden on my way to the Vet's, it really lifted my spirits each time I saw it, so I wanted mine to have that sort of impact. With time it will have, I hope.
Patti, these are November's roses, I was too busy sending iris photo's to worry about the roses. Some have finished their first flush and are starting a second, others are having a breather, while some haven't started flowering yet. I love singles too and can't wait for Chinensis Mutabilis to start flowering here. Single and the flowers change colour, they say it looks as if the bush is covered with big butterflies. Not a lot of bees on them though, they love the native Callistemons(bottlebrushes) you see and they're flowering too. Here are a few more.

Snow Kiss. (miniature)
Burgundy Iceberg

Goldfields November 17th, 2011 02:35 AM

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Charles Rennie McIntosh
Apricot Nectar

Goldfields November 17th, 2011 03:01 AM

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Buff Beauty - and isn't it well named? :lovestruck:
Soaring Spirits

Goldfields November 17th, 2011 07:29 PM

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Mme Louis Laperriere
This yellow one might be Tequila Sunrise.

pbpatti November 17th, 2011 09:29 PM

I bet when people drive/walk by your place that they are oohhing and ahhhhing all over your most beautiful flowers. Be proud GF. patti

Goldfields November 17th, 2011 10:42 PM

The roses are not advanced enough for people to ooh and ahh yet, Patti. I was letting my sister prune, not realising she likes rose bushes to be small, while I like them to be big. (Grrr !) It set them back and I actually lost a lot seeing Barbara didn't take into account that the climate is much harsher here than at her place. My hubby says that I must prune in future.

hazelrunpack November 18th, 2011 10:09 AM

At this point are you able to prune, GF? How's the injury healing?

Goldfields November 18th, 2011 07:47 PM

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Pruning season isn't till Winter, Hazel. so hopefully my arm will be fine, thanks. Because we finally got some rain, it's aching a bit today and I do find it a strain to carry things with that arm. It did get to 37C yesterday before the thunderstorms arrived. Two things I'm happy about, that Jarrah doesn't seem to feel the heat as much as Perkins use to, and that my lovely cream rose, Isn't She lovely, didn't become crisp in the sun. Yay!
Some roses now, flowering for the first time for me.
Chicago Peace.
Fragrant Plum

Goldfields November 19th, 2011 08:58 PM

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Camille Pissaro.

hazelrunpack November 20th, 2011 09:53 AM

It's almost winter now, GF :o :p Ya, ya, I know.... :laughing: I mean, other than nothing about roses. :D

Glad Jarrah is holding up to the heat well.

So this last set of roses are ones you've never seen before in your garden? They're lovely. :cloud9: How many different roses do you have?

Goldfields November 20th, 2011 05:51 PM

Fragrant Plum, Chicago Peace, Ebb Tide, Smooth Buttercup and quite a few others were new this season. When I started off I wanted own root roses, in other words roses grown from cuttings so that if they suckered, what came up would not be the understock, as with a grafted rose. Well ... apart from it being hard to get cuttings to strike, I find they don't thrive and gradually I am losing them, so if I say I had 160 roses, that's really a guess. I need to do another count. My garden is very big, I haven't even tackled the front yard with the idea of planting more out there yet.

Goldfields December 2nd, 2011 08:01 PM

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Not many sunflowers this year, they just didn't thrive, and my sister, who lives 220 miles from me said the same about hers. Strange!
The first rose is named Ashram. It's put on a lovely display this year.
The second is New Duet. A great rose in that it opens very slowly and lasts longer than most roses.

Goldfields December 2nd, 2011 08:19 PM

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Cosmos Yellow Garden.
Clary Sage.
The David Austin rose, The Nun.

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