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Roses, Clematis and Peonies
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Simon Voorwinde
most recent 28 OCT SHOW ALL
Initial post 22 MAY 09 by Simon Voorwinde
Anyone know whether this rose sets OP hips?
Reply #1 of 4 posted 28 AUG 16 by Rita Granata
Simon, I'm now growing this rose (came as a gift). Will let you know if you are still interested. Rita
Reply #2 of 4 posted 29 AUG 16 by Simon Voorwinde
I removed it a long time ago, Rita. It was very disease prone.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 30 AUG 16 by Margaret Furness
Perhaps you should have threatened to hit it with a golfclub...
Reply #4 of 4 posted 28 OCT by Rita Granata
A year later and it has grown to 1.5m wide and only 50cm high. I am so loving it's free flowering and healthy foliage atm that I have ordered another 3 plants to grown as a base to the trees on the verge in the hope that cars will stop driving on it and compacting the tree roots. Will upload photo so you can see it as of today. This plant was grown from a cutting by Marilyn Thomas, a member of our HRiA group in the Illawarra/South Coast/Sth Highlands group. On the negative side. I have seen it ball in heavy rain, but what rose doesn't!
most recent 25 OCT SHOW ALL
Initial post 27 JAN 16 by Simon Voorwinde
Sets hips. Pollen released freely and in good amounts. Needs a mildew resistant partner as it has more mildew than rose.
Reply #1 of 4 posted 19 APR by Plazbo
It sounds like we had similar experiences with mildew and this rose, after a few months the mildew disappeared for me. Given you made the comment over a year ago have you experienced similar with the mildew disappearing or did it return?
Reply #2 of 4 posted 27 APR by Simon Voorwinde
It cleared up once in the ground where it could get a more reliable source of water.Black spot is now the major issue. It completely defoliates. Seedlings from it also mildewed badly.. with no real excuse. Carefree Beauty x Calypso mildewed badly despite never fully drying out.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 28 APR by Plazbo
Woo! Something to look forward to! It hasnt had blackspot for me but I rarely get even a little bit of it (and even then it was on ebb tide which is apparently resistant so who knows).I do have a bunch of seedlings of it that are a few months, no mildew yet but given how bad it was I think it's just a matter of time.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 25 OCT by Plazbo
So I planted a lot of the op seeds from it and can see what you mean about it's seedlings being mildewed.

Pretty good germination rates but a lot look terrible being all powdery white/dying. There are a few that have flowered (but not of the plants look healthy) with decent first blooms but the mildew.... Crossing it with some rugosa and have a pod with golden cheronese and a few with r.glauca that look good so far...obviously going to require a bit of work. If it weren't for the mildew the plant would be pretty decent.
most recent 29 SEP SHOW ALL
Initial post 22 APR 12 by Simon Voorwinde
Apparently the name 'Golden Chersonese' is derived from 'Chersonesus Aurea', an ancient Greek (150AD) name for the Malay Peninsula where plentiful gold was to be found.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 SEP by Plazbo
Hi Simon,

Given the possible difference between Australia and others, can you shed any light on the following:

How big are the flowers?
Is it strongly fragrant like listed?

I got the plant this year (bare root) around the end of july, it may have been the unusually warm temps but it went in to bloom a few weeks ago, the plant is basically the same size it was when it arrived, it just has a bunch of leaves that may be affecting things quite a lot compared to a plant that's had more time to settle in but given the once flowering habit may have to wait a year to confirm for myself.
most recent 17 SEP SHOW ALL
Initial post 15 AUG 16 by Simon Voorwinde
Dear HMF,

Can someone please take a look at the listing of my seedling called 'Bullseye' ( It has been registered for some time now and is pending release but every time I make changes to the availability status it quickly reverts to pending registration.


Simon Voorwinde
Reply #1 of 13 posted 15 AUG 16 by Patricia Routley
Fixed. I don't know what the problem was - but have chosen "commercially available" - or should that be "pending introduction"?
Reply #2 of 13 posted 24 AUG 16 by Simon Voorwinde
Sorry Patricia. It is still doing it. It just seems to revert by itself for some reason. I have just changed it 2 minutes ago (9:05pm EST, 24th Aug. 2016), to demonstrate what I mean. I sent an email to support the other day and have thus far heard nothing back.
Reply #3 of 13 posted 25 AUG 16 by Patricia Routley
I am sure Admin Has just gone ahead and fixed the problem because it now (8am, August 25) shows ....Pending Introduction.... which seems suitable for a rose for a rose currently in the Trial Gardens?
Reply #4 of 13 posted 27 AUG 16 by Simon Voorwinde
It has reverted again :(
Reply #5 of 13 posted 27 AUG 16 by HMF Admin

There are a few automated procedures which run regularly to "correct" errors in the database caused by coding errors. For whatever reason, which we will need to resolve, your listing is being treated as having some sort of error.

We'll find it. Including the date when you changed/corrected it and when you noted it was changed back is very helpful.
Reply #6 of 13 posted 6 SEP 16 by Simon Voorwinde
If it makes any difference, the other day I removed all content from this field and it has thus far remained empty. It is only when I update the availability status to 'Pending Introduction'.
Reply #7 of 13 posted 6 SEP 16 by HMF Admin
Clues are always helpful in resolving issues like this, thank you!
Reply #8 of 13 posted 10 OCT 16 by Simon Voorwinde
I'm going to try changing the status now (9:33pm AEST), 10/10/2016.
Reply #9 of 13 posted 11 OCT 16 by Patricia Routley
The last time I looked - this morning....?, it said pending introduction. This evening 6.30pm Perth time, it says pending registration.
Gee whizz.. There is a spanner somewhere. Admin.......
Reply #10 of 13 posted 15 OCT 16 by Simon Voorwinde
I have just removed the status (15/10/2016 at 5:47pm AEST)
Reply #11 of 13 posted 17 SEP by Simon Voorwinde
11:48am (East Coast Australia), 17/09/2017, status changed to pending introduction.
Reply #12 of 13 posted 17 SEP by Patricia Routley
11.30am (West Coast Australia, Sep 17, 2017 Status reads: Availability: Pending introduction.
I'll watch it for a couple of days to see that it stays that way.
Reply #13 of 13 posted 17 SEP by Patricia Routley
Ah cripes. This glitch is bigger than both of us.
7.12am (West Coast Australia, Sep 18, 2017 Status reads: Availability: Pending registration.
I've deleted any Availability option and just added a Note.
Simon, you might add an expected availability date to the Note?
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