Adolf Horstmann

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Adolf Horstmann is not a rose I can recommend.  I am not sure whether Adolf Horstmann doesn’t like the Western Australian climate (hot and dry), needs a bit more pampering than mine gets, or whether it is just that my bush is a dud.  Whatever the reason, my Adolf Horstmann is the most miserable of all my roses.  It is small (about 20cm tall) spindly and regularly sports dead wood and black spot. Continue reading

Make a Wish

067copyOoh … it has been so long since I did a rose post.  These posts are called Rose of the Week and it has been more than a week since my last one.  Sorry, I have been a bit slack.

Back to the task at hand … Make a Wish, as you most certainly would have guessed, is named for the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Australia which grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.  $1.00 from the sale of each rose in Australia is donated to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Continue reading

Caramella

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Caramella (aka Caramel Fairy Tale) is a member of the Kordes’ Fairy Tale rose series.  Fairy Tale Roses are Kordes’ answer to David Austin. The plants carry heavily double blooms on vigorous, easy-to-care-for shrubs, with great disease resistance. Betty Cuthbert, last week’s Rose of the Week, is part of the series, as is Pomponella.

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