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Discussion id : 91-556
most recent 18 MAR 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 18 MAR 16 by Jeffrey
Never mind, I see it's a synonym. Sure looks pink, though!
Discussion id : 91-541
most recent 18 MAR 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 16 MAR 16 by George Brackley
I understand that my partner Sandie Maclean was a regular contributor to this forum.
It is with sad regret that I need to contact you all to advise that Sandie passed away in January 2016.
I know that she put a great deal of time and effort into her research, and the garden will miss her attention to detail.
I am not a rose person as such (I was just the "labour" in our garden). I might drop in from time to time for some tips on maintenance.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 16 MAR 16 by Margaret Furness
I never met Sandie, but her enthusiasm for research will be missed here. She was generous in contributing rarities to the Heritage Roses Collections in Renmark. Please accept our condolences.
Heritage Roses in Australia has lost another keen contributor recently: Jane Zammit, a key figure in preserving rare roses from Rookwood necropolis.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 18 MAR 16 by Patricia Routley
Sandie and I had been corresponding for a too brief number of years. We met through HelpMefind and it was an absolute joy to receive an email from her. We both agreed that HelpMeFind was the best thing we had ever come across and all we both wanted to do was share the knowledge. My first reaction on hearing of her death was to think of the research materials she shared with me. But I know she spent long hours in front of a screen searching out some tiny detail that she then shared with the whole HelpMefind community.

We exchanged many rose cuttings and I have six roses that will wave from her to me. She sent me cuttings of the bush ‘Mlle Cecile Brunner’ and I get such joy every time I go out to the garden to gather some parsley for dinner, and stop to deadhead this rose with the kitchen scissors. Sandie was truly valued, and from her letters, I know she was much loved. Thank you for telling us, George.
Discussion id : 90-004
most recent 30 DEC 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 30 DEC 15 by FD
Is this Rose Rosette? The rose is an old Frau Karl Druschki (sp?) and it does not seem to have any symptoms other than the fact that the leaves on this one piece of new growth look unhealthy. ???
- Felicity Davis
Reply #1 of 2 posted 30 DEC 15 by Margaret Furness
Has anyone used glyphosate (Roundup, Zero etc) near it?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 30 DEC 15 by FD
I highly doubt it. This rose is at my Mom's house, and her yard guy just does mowing. He should not have sprayed anything at this time of year.

Update: talked with the landscaper today, he definitely did not spray.
Discussion id : 84-683
most recent 4 MAY 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 MAY 15 by Give me caffeine
I've just been trying to chase down Melville Nurseries.

The old nursery is apparently now gone, due to the property being sold and the new owners only being interested in the restaurant trade.

The old owners now have a new nursery at a new location. The contact details for the new nursery, as well as the list of roses they now stock, are on the website here:

The old contact details listed on this site are no longer applicable. The list of roses they currently carry appears to be much shorter than it was, with only a handful of heritage roses listed. Fortunately the website indicates that they want to build up their plant list again.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 4 MAY 15 by Patricia Routley
That is the best news we've had for a long time. Thank you Give me caffeine.
We've added the new nursery and if someone in Perth can give us appropriate details of the old nursery, that would be good.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 4 MAY 15 by Give me caffeine
There is no old nursery any more. The old nursery is gone, and the entire property has been turned over to the restaurant/family playground/etc business that the new owners run.

If anyone is keen on grabbing the last of the old stock at knockdown prices before May 15th, see this page:
Reply #3 of 3 posted 4 MAY 15 by Give me caffeine
Oh, here's the Facebook page the new owners of the old property have put up:

No nursery. Nursery all gone.

"The old rammed earth building was beautiful but it was originally designed as a tea room to compliment the nursery which is now gone."
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