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Carol Mulcahy
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:29 pm    Post subject: Introduction Reply with quote

Hi everyone, I'm new to Irish gardening having spent the last 40 years in Australia so my seasons are back to front and I have to get used to warm/cold weather gardening. Not tropical as I've been used to. I have inherited the most beautiful garden with the purchase of a new home here in Ireland along with my husband we have retired back home. I will need a lot of help from all you guys in the future as I need to ask a million questions. Thanks in anticipation of your help.
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Greengage
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And nobody welcomed you,what a pity welcome aboard, There is another guy from Australia here somewhere I mean in Ireland Pealo gardener Ithink he is havent heard frommhim since he arrived maybe lost in the mist somewhere. Ask away if we can help we will and if not we will refer you to someone who can.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Carol. I hope you'll be very happy in your new home.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Carol. The good thing about this one is that no matter what, someone will be willing to help or will already know the answer so ask away!
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Geranimojess
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Carol from us on Top to you Down Under... Very Happy you think your mixed up now.....you aint' seen nothing yet...dont be afraid to ask...if we dont know the answer sure we'll bluff our way....the Twisted Evil that we are
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Carol Mulcahy
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:35 pm    Post subject: What rose is this? Reply with quote

Have this rose? I think it is a Rose in my garden it smells divine, could you tell me the name and when will be the best time to prune, this type of rose and any other Rose as I have several different types in my garden.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully someone will be able to offer you some help as I am unsure of the name of this rose. However it is beautiful and bright. I love that shade of pink Smile
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Geranimojess
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Carol...I've several of those Roses in my Garden...the Name escapes me at the moment but as soon as this torrential Rain stops I'll nip out and get the name they do have a beautiful scent and they self spread under the ground and can invade your Lawn...but cut the Roots and plant elsewhere for more...
I usually cut mine back in November and again in March { St Patricks W/E } the same with all the others...you will find it a big change here but it wont be long before your mucking it with the rest of us and giving out stink about the Weather...

Welcome Home.......Dave.
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Geranimojess
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Carol...bad news I'm afraid...eventually managed to get down the Garden and would you believe the Tag went walkies...I have all my Plants tagged such is my Memory and following recent Gales in the N/W a lot of them are missing...but I will get the Name for you if no one beats me to it...

By now most of the Roses are gone and in their place should be a luscious red Cherry-like Fruit and the Stems are thorny more so than your average Rose...if those descriptions match your plant I'll know I'm on the right track...bear with me or if anyone else wants to join in with the Name you will be doing us both a favour...
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could it be Agatha a Gallica.This rose is highly scented, pale pink with a deep centre. When fully open the irregular petals form a loose quartered effect reminiscent of crumpled crepe paper. More vigorous than its close relative ''Empress Josephine''. Good arent I................ Laughing

Ok I cheated a bit go to Peter Beales website on roses and try to identify it from his roses selector.
http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/
This should be a new thread rather than an introduction that way you would get more hits and someone could help put it in plant ID and Silver surfer will come on as this is her/ his favourite challenge.
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Geranimojess
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Greengage for your contribution...I went onto that Site and was overwhelmed with the selection on show...almost impossible to easily identify that particular Plant as they all look similar apart from the colours...your choice fits the bill as does " Hansa" solely because of its Thorny rating and its resistance to the common Diseases and its strong Scent ...

I purchased mine in B&Q's " dead section" several years ago and just let them do their own thing...over the years they have repaid me with strong growth and an abundance of Colour and smell with no aid of any sort...

Only snag is when I'm cutting them back I have to wear good strong leather Gloves above my wrists as the Thorns are worse than your average Thorn and they cover every mm of the Stems they also have runner roots that spread but are easy to remove and plant elsewhere...

Your right about a new Thread but I'll leave that to the more experienced Member who would know how to transfer it over...I was merely following the leader...
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Carol Mulcahy
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, will have to go into the site and throll through, see if I can find it. Sounds good and yes this rose has very thorny stems, dont think it has spread anywhere yet will keep an eye out for runners. Thanks again.
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