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Thomas for Roses - Historic Archive Only
Discussion id : 119-510
most recent 5 JAN SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 25 DEC by Margaret Furness
Thomas for Roses have closed for business, but were going to keep all their stock plants.
Unfortunately their property was one of many hit by a bushfire on Dec 20th 2019; I looked quickly from the road today (not wanting to be a ghoul). From that very limited assessment the house and office look like they were saved, but perhaps a third of the display garden and of the growing area are burnt.
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 25 DEC by Rupert, Kim L.
Thank you for the report, Margaret. I hope you and yours are safe and not in danger's way.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 26 DEC by Margaret Furness
Yes thank you, we're OK, and so is ozoldroser, provided the wind stays calm till the fire is out. But another Heritage Roses member, whose house was saved, had to shoot injured sheep and see lovely old eucalypts burning.
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 26 DEC by Rupert, Kim L.
Thank goodness the old roser is OK. I am so sorry for the loss of their sheep and trees.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 5 JAN by Margaret Furness
The fire that hit Thomas for Roses was bad enough, but the firestorms tearing through some of Australia's Wilderness areas in the past few weeks have been inconceivable. I'm attaching the temperature readings sent 2 days ago by a machine at Western River on Kangaroo Island. The left-hand figures, reading up from below, are the day and the times. I think the next column is the temperature (degrees Celsius) at the time the information was sent. The next column is the maximum temperature in the previous 10 minutes. I don't know what the other columns are.
The machine is still sending but the Bureau of Meteorology isn't certain it's accurate, since it was "considerably damaged." What an understatement.
The loss and suffering of wildlife are heartbreaking.
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 5 JAN by Rupert, Kim L.
Words fail me....
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Discussion id : 115-481
most recent 31 MAY SHOW ALL
 
Initial post 22 FEB 19 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).
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 22 FEB 19 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.
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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.
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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.
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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 :/
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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?
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Reply #1 of 2 posted 17 MAY 17 by Margaret Furness
Try thomashg@chariot.net.au
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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.
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