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Re: Old unknown rose
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2012, 08:37:53 AM »
A grasshopper ate the last bud overnight whilst you were sleeping ???

I've just been reading  a daylily thread  "and even the stems of some of the  roses get snapped over...... " ???

Ouch !!!!
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« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2012, 09:40:40 AM »
  "and even the stems of some of the  roses get snapped over...... " ???


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« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2012, 22:28:56 PM »
 :mmm: I guess we will have to wait for the autumn blush.

In the meantime you should be doing cuttings so the rose is not lost in case some other pending disaster looms  :)
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Re: Old unknown rose
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2012, 08:26:22 AM »
I've cast spells on the oak tree and the wind and the goggas and anything else near that rose .......
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« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2012, 10:00:19 AM »
 :woohoo: Rena

Do cuttings - you have a treasure there - protect the genes.
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« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2013, 06:19:13 AM »
What no update ???
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Re: Old unknown rose
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2013, 20:08:37 PM »
Abby - there is a major jinx on this rose - last year I guarded it as best I could but an oak branch fell on it one night and destroyed all the blooms - but no other plants affected.......
This morning I saw the bud opening and made a note to take a photo as soon as the flower was open - but when I got there this is what I found

This is the flower - broken stem and all

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Re: Old unknown rose
« Reply #37 on: October 30, 2013, 05:22:18 AM »
Rena  :)
You may just have to consider she is waiting for you to christen her
- she may have just grown from seed ???

And definitely too beautiful not to have a name

May I suggest Princess Rena

But just before that let me have one more guess Christian Dior
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« Reply #38 on: October 30, 2013, 09:39:24 AM »
I'm going to look at CD, Abby - and in the meantime there are more buds - I only hope they make it.....
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Re: Old unknown rose
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2013, 08:34:20 AM »
Rena  :)
Did I ask if it was grafted ?
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« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2013, 15:54:05 PM »
Sorry Abby - I missed this post - I don't think it's grafted but will have a look.
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Re: Old unknown rose
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2014, 17:00:33 PM »
Hi Abby

These two bushes stand next to each other


Your test is to tell me which one the "old unknown" one is......

The photos of the buds went missing.....will take pics of the next buds that are opening up
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Re: Old unknown rose
« Reply #42 on: November 04, 2014, 10:40:46 AM »
This is the old unknown Rose

Putting them altogether on one page -- it would be the first one you posted ? Could one of them be an offspring from seed from the other ?
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« Reply #43 on: November 04, 2014, 17:23:59 PM »
Abby - these two old rose bushes seem to have fairly different looking blooms every time.......the original "old unknown" one is the first photo of the two I posted together :)

So I'm coming to the conclusion that they are very fickle  bushes - just can't make up their minds :o

 
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« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2014, 14:09:24 PM »
That is what I think too Rena - I still like it :)
They may just be responding to different weather.

I have a very nice rose and sometimes the roses are almost double the size.



The flower or colour never seem constant - Do not know what it is as I grew it from a seed many years ago.
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