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Discussion id : 106-843
most recent 6 DEC HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 DEC by CCCOLLO
I recently asked help in deciding between Margo Koster and Boscobel roses. I'm so thankful to find this forum and I will tell you why. Before posing this ? on help me find, I had contacted a rosarian that was listed online. Her response was "simply choose a rose you like, it's trial and error and we learn from our mistakes". I needed some direction and I'm so thankful for the replies I got from this forum. You gave me details and bonefided experience. Your the real rosarians!
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 6 DEC by Patricia Routley
To help a little further, Charles and Brigid Quest-Ritson's book The Royal Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Roses, page 119 has a very good entry on some of the Koster roses including 'Anneke Koster', 'Dick Koster', 'Margo Koster', 'Morsdag', 'Vatertag', 'Orange Morsdag'. They are mostly fairly similar, only a variation in colour.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 6 DEC by CCCOLLO
I certainly will look it up, I've gotten so interested in Koster and I've googled all I can find. Thank you!
Update; This must be the motherlode encyclopedia on roses. I see it for sale (yikes) but don't think I can be privy to peek inside lol. Maybe somehow I can get access through a library. Worth a try, cause I know it's intriguing.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 6 DEC by Andrew from Dolton
They bred some very good Rhododendrons too.
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Discussion id : 106-041
most recent 15 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 OCT by thebig-bear
I have a Scots Rose that I picked up very cheap from a local garden on an open day around 3 years ago. The lady who owned the garden didn't know it's name, and I have taken to calling it "Shuttifield Pink" for want of another name while I try and find out if it matches any known varieties. Shuttifield is the name of the garden it came from. If anyone can help me identify it I would be very grateful to know its name. It is so sweet and welcome in the Spring, and it deserves to be seen. It is a bit like some pics I have come across of "Burnet Double Pink", but I am pretty sure it is not quite the same. Has anyone any ideas?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 15 OCT by Andrew from Dolton
The double pink I grow is darker coloured and has fewer petals.
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Discussion id : 105-967
most recent 11 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 10 OCT by mmanners
I'm signed in using Google Chrome. For the last several days, neither Mozilla Firefox nor Safari will allow me to log in. I get a pop-up that says the browser is incompatible with the site. But I HATE Chrome. Is this some sort of bug that will soon be fixed? Hope so. Thanks! Malcolm
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 11 OCT by HMF Admin
Give it a try today; you should be good to go. Please let us know how you make out.
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Discussion id : 105-811
most recent 1 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 1 OCT by Jay-Jay
Am I mistaken, or are the thumbnails of the photo's displayed in another way... or is it just the last update of Firefox? They look brighter, sharper and with a hunch of a shadow beneath them, so they look lifted up from the background.
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