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Old July 10th, 2010, 11:06 PM
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A wonderful rose bargain buy.

At our place we started off with roses, then I swapped to native plants to bring honeyeaters into the garden, and finally have swung to a 50/50 mix. I was delighted to be first to call when a chap advertised 10 standard Iceberg roses in the paper last week for just $100. ( $28.50 per rose plus postage is what the rose places are asking this year). I'll put them down both sides of our front path I think. They are only 4 year old roses, the guy doesn't like pruning them seeing they have masses of flowers. Doing a happy dance for sure.
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Old July 10th, 2010, 11:11 PM
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What currency is 28.50 Goldfield?

I buy my roses from a rose breeder (usually in the fall) and they are between 10.00 and 13.00 (Canadian) per plant.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 04:31 AM
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klm, is that bush or standard roses? The cost of a standard rose here from a rose business converts to $25.88 Canadian. I will be paying just $9.08 in your money. So cheap that the guy rang me back today to make sure I wanted them, as he'd had a lot of people ring about them.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 09:32 PM
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For a Hybrid Tea. I do believe their shrub roses go for anywhere between 13 & 15.00 Canadian.

I will need to order an "S" rose come September. My "Senior Prom" did not survive the harsh winter.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 10:20 PM
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Oh, that's bad luck, but at least you have a massive choice of roses starting with S. Hate losing roses myself seeing you have to replace them with younger, smaller roses.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 10:23 PM
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Oh, that's bad luck, but at least you have a massive choice of roses starting with S. Hate losing roses myself seeing you have to replace them with younger, smaller roses.
Why is it bad luck Goldfields? Never heard that expression.
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