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Discussion id : 115-481
most recent 31 MAY SHOW ALL
Initial post 22 FEB by Plazbo
Does anyone know if they are taking orders this year? Given the health related issues, would rather avoid bothering them unnecessarily (as I'm sure they get a lot of that already).
Reply #1 of 2 posted 22 FEB by Margaret Furness
Last I heard, they're not doing any budding for next winter. They will sell what they already have, except for their stock plants. Most rose growers destroy unsold stock at the end of a season; Thomases leave them in the ground till they sell. So it's worth asking about what you want.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 31 MAY by Give me caffeine
Oh bother. I was wondering when they would have to wind things up. I should ask them about a few things they might have in the ground.
Discussion id : 112-497
most recent 31 JUL 18 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 31 JUL 18 by Margaret Furness
I hear that Thomas for Roses aren't accepting orders at present for next year, due to ill-health and advancing age.
If the nursery is to close, it will be a great loss to heritage roses in Australia; they have a remarkable collection, especially of 1920s-1940s roses. And a lovely display garden.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 31 JUL 18 by Plazbo
That is sad. They've been my go to for the past two seasons. Between them and mistydowns theres a lot that will become unavailable :/
Discussion id : 99-448
most recent 18 AUG 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 17 MAY 17 by Plazbo
Is the only way to order via phone or is there an email?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 MAY 17 by Margaret Furness
Reply #2 of 2 posted 18 AUG 17 by Plazbo
It worked thank you for that. Roses arrived yesterday, some of the most alive looking bare roots I've ever received.
Discussion id : 97-547
most recent 18 JUL 17 SHOW ALL
Initial post 14 FEB 17 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.
Reply #1 of 7 posted 14 FEB 17 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.
Reply #2 of 7 posted 14 FEB 17 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.
Reply #3 of 7 posted 14 FEB 17 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.
Reply #4 of 7 posted 14 FEB 17 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.
Reply #5 of 7 posted 14 FEB 17 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.
Reply #6 of 7 posted 14 FEB 17 by Give me caffeine
Ok. Thanks for the tip.
Reply #7 of 7 posted 18 JUL 17 by Paz
also, this multiflora they use has light pink flowers Ive noticed...
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