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Discussion id : 99-448
most recent 18 AUG SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 17 MAY by Plazbo
Is the only way to order via phone or is there an email?
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 MAY by Margaret Furness
Try thomashg@chariot.net.au
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Reply #2 of 2 posted 18 AUG by Plazbo
It worked thank you for that. Roses arrived yesterday, some of the most alive looking bare roots I've ever received.
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Discussion id : 97-547
most recent 18 JUL SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 14 FEB by Give me caffeine
I've just found out that the variety of multiflora that this nursery uses for rootstock is completely thornless.

This does not mean the dreaded HMF "thornless, or almost", which usually translates as "gnarly spikey things right where you don't want them". I mean genuinely and completely thornless.

This is quite handy if you need to remove a wayward shoot or two. No gloves are required to deal with the rootstock itself (the scion may be a different matter, of course). This applies even if you have taken your eyes off the bush for a couple of weeks, and the rootstock has sprouted up several feet long. No thorns, at all, anywhere.
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Reply #1 of 7 posted 14 FEB by Rupert, Kim L.
I wonder if that might be the same as Ralph Moore's old "Rum 10" thornless multiflora? It didn't even have the small prickles on the mid ribs. He named it that as he obtained it from Roy Rumsey, his Australian agent for many years.
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Reply #2 of 7 posted 14 FEB by Give me caffeine
No idea, but I suppose it could be. I can certainly see why a nursery worker would find it convenient for budding.
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Reply #3 of 7 posted 14 FEB by Rupert, Kim L.
No prickles? ABSOLUTELY! LOL! It is NO fun getting everything all lined up, then getting JABBED by a prickle as you try to tie the bud in.
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Reply #4 of 7 posted 14 FEB by Give me caffeine
I'm half tempted to try and strike some, just in case I want to try budding things myself at some point. Since it's not spiky it could just go nuts in a corner without bothering anyone.
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Reply #5 of 7 posted 14 FEB by Rupert, Kim L.
Uh, it's multiflora. Since when has a multiflora grown anywhere it's been told to without "bothering" anyone? Birds adore the tiny, red hips and "deposit" guano-encapsulated seeds all over, all of which will grow. It can sucker and it WILL layer itself anywhere it touches the soil. Maintaining one for propagation can be convenient, but I would plant it in a large pot, on a solid surface where it can't hit the soil. And, I would seriously dead head it to prevent seed formation. Been there.
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Reply #6 of 7 posted 14 FEB by Give me caffeine
Ok. Thanks for the tip.
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Reply #7 of 7 posted 18 JUL by Paz
also, this multiflora they use has light pink flowers Ive noticed...
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Discussion id : 94-495
most recent 21 AUG 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 21 AUG 16 by Give me caffeine
I just got our last roses for this year from Thomas for Roses, having decided we wanted a few small ones to fill in some of the tapered gaps between the (soon to be) big Teas. Opened the package, and they'd sent me an extra Chanelle gratis!

Can't grumble about that, so grumbling I am not. :)

They're good, strong plants too. The last lot I planted are going gangbusters now. I have no doubt the latest batch will soon catch up.
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Discussion id : 93-565
most recent 19 JUN 16 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 19 JUN 16 by Give me caffeine
Just noting that if you want to get 'Spray Cecile Brunner' from Thomas for Roses, you should order "Bloomfield Abundance", as this is how they have it listed in their catalogue.
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