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Offline Rena

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Rhapsody in blue
« on: April 26, 2014, 19:14:39 PM »

Rhapsody in blue is showing her true colour in the cooler weather here.
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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2014, 15:51:30 PM »
Nice one Rena  :)
And not a sign of blackkspot on it
All my roses are sufering poorly because of the humid weather we have been having.
I dare not spray as I have aphids which are a favourite food for my family of Blue Wrens
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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2014, 17:25:07 PM »
This is one of the lucky ones in the back garden, Abby - most of the others in the front garden don't look good - I also don't spray......
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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 10:58:37 AM »
It also has a lot of buds for an autumn flush - very nice specimen indeed.
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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2014, 22:21:27 PM »
That is really gorgeous Rena... would be a favourite in my garden.  Does it have a good fragrance?
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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2014, 09:16:45 AM »
Kareen - it does have a soft fragrance - it's definitely one of my "keepers" - the bees love it .

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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2015, 08:28:59 AM »
Rena! She is spectacular!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :congrats:

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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2015, 08:57:25 AM »
She IS so lovely - but planted right against our back fence where the monsterous grenadilla plants are taking everything over and they seem determined to devour her....so I'm on a mission to rather lose some of the fruit (there are an incredible amount of fruit on it - and very delicious ::) and cut the grenadilla back for a couple of meters to give Rhapsody her space back - but I have cleared out an area near the patio and think the ideal plant to fill that gap would be another Rhapsody...... ;D ;D
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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2015, 20:00:55 PM »
My one uncle had a garden full of rose bushes. That was all he had. No other plants. He never used pesticides but believed the bushes should be spray watered all over every day at 12 o clock. His collection was stunning.

I wonder what my boss will say if i ask time off everyday to come and water mine.

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PS The rose is stunning Rena.

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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2015, 23:44:02 PM »
Glad to share her with you all - I find myself humming a soft rhapsody when I water her......
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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2015, 04:24:28 AM »
Rena :)

that is why she is so beautiful ... you sing to her :)
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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2015, 08:17:27 AM »
 ;D ;D
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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2015, 09:05:50 AM »
Rena,

If you are crazy about Rhapsody in Blue you can also consider Stormy Weather which is almost identical in colour but more double and with slight variation on the colouring as the blooms age. I have both of them on opposite sides of an arch and they are spectacular together! (you can check Ludwig's Roses on-line catalogue for more info on her!) Another spectacular one and probably the closest to blue that I have is Ellerines Rose (also known as Blue for You) - a lovely, slate blue! (Do yourself a favour and google Blue for You rose :-) )

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Re: Rhapsody in blue
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2015, 10:59:54 AM »
That was really mean, Liezel - - i havent even opened ludwigs catalogue since it came in the mail ages ago - not wanting to be tempted......... and now I HAVE to go online to look up the ones you suggested ;D  Oh well, at least I'm true to my intentions - the catalogue is still unopened.......
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