ROSE RAMBLER 29TH AUGUST, 2019 … Hello dear rose friends as we say farewell to winter and welcome our most delightful season – spring! In many locations around Australia your roses are already in bloom or will start flowering very soon. Here at Clonbinane, we’ll be waiting for another 4-6 weeks of sunshine and warmth to promote flowering!
We’ve had many night frosts waking up to our gardens adorned in white – the sun shines through and our days have been spectacular – the joy of experiencing turning seasons!
GRA’S GARBLE …
Plants can make a real difference! Recent reports show there is a significant decline in insect and animal species throughout the world – just this week I read a report requesting gardeners to be alert to fungus species which are threatened!
It is seriously important to retain a sustainable balance of all the critters on planet Earth!
The simple act of planting our gardens can make a significant impact on our environment – veggie seedlings planted this spring will harvest seriously tasty, nutritious and healthy food for you for months.
Plant some native plants throughout your rose garden – do a little bit of research to know which natives are indigenous and appropriate in your area and you’ll create an environmentally sustainable place for insects, birds and Mother Nature to be right at home in your garden!
Q. What kind of room has no walls? A. A mushroom.
Throughout winter, the roots of all plants were growing and developing despite them being ‘dormant’. Using seaweed solution throughout that time was perfect as a tonic. Now, with spring growth bursting forth, it’s time to use top-quality fertilizer around all plants in your garden.
We use and recommend Complete Organic Fertilizer (COF) which is available here at Silkies Rose Farm, CLONBINANE.
Since it’s not economically possible to post this well-balanced fertilizer to you, I recommend you visit your local garden centre, ask their recommendation and fertilize your plants with the best quality plant food available from your local supplier … DO IT NOW!
Keep in mind that ALL organic products used on your plants will build substance and stronger tissues which make those plants more resistant to fungus, pests and disease so your garden will be a haven for you, your family, visitors and of course, all of nature!
Q. When is your mind like an untidy bed? A. When it isn’t made up yet!
Here are three roses which I love and highly recommend for purchasing as a GIFT ROSE
Of course, every rose in our selection can be purchased as a GIFT ROSE but some are so appropriately named and suit an occasion, just like the three roses I’ve highlighted this week.
If you need assistance with selecting the most suitable rose for an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll happily guide you to purchasing the most beautiful and appropriately named rose for any occasion.
Be happy with all the wattles in bloom, the sun shining, the early morning light and simply because you’re reading this …
Graham, Diana and the team at Silkies Rose Farm - Clonbinane
ROSE RAMBLER 22ND AUGUST, 2019 – Hello dear rose friends as we note ‘spring is in the air’ with different bird calls in the morning, we’re getting up earlier as the daylight is longer and yes, our roses are budding beautifully. Unlike roses we posted to Darwin early this winter – here’s one of our favourite [...]
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ROSE RAMBLER 18TH JULY 2019 – Hello dear rose friends from a wet, cold and soggy Clonbinane. Due to persistent rain last Friday, my team of workers, Ben, Tova and Janelle decided they would prefer to work on Sunday – which they did. On checking the Bureau of Meteorology site, Clonbinane registered as [...]
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ROSE RAMBLER 4TH JULY, 2019 … Hello dear Rose Friends – we hope you’re enjoying stints in your garden during this winter! It’s so extremely good for you to walk around your garden, do a bit of trimming, pull a few weeds or even to quietly sit for a short time in the fresh air and winter sunshine.GRA’S GARBLE … [...]
ROSE RAMBLER 27TH JUNE, 2019 … Hello dear rose friends as we are already past the shortest day – amazing how quickly time flies and another beautiful winter is here which heralds time for rose pruning.ROSE PRUNING DEMONSTRATIONSGraham invites you to come and visit us here at Silkies Rose Farm, Clonbinane for ...SUNDAY, 30th JUNE [...]