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Araluen Botanic Park Rose Gardens  garden photo courtesy of member billy teabag
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most recent 24 NOV 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 NOV 09 by kai-eric
what a wonderful look!
Reply #1 of 2 posted 24 NOV 09 by billy teabag
It is a very special place. When the roses were first planted, kangaroos would come and feed on them and they didn't get a chance to grow any higher than knee-height for about four years. It didn't seem to do the roses any harm in the long term - they have developed into large, healthy plants since the kangaroos were fenced out. A team of volunteers gather each Thursday to remove the spent blooms in the rose garden and that gentle regular trimming seems to be a very good way to manage the Teas. The new foliage and blooms just keep coming.
Perhaps you will have a chance to visit some day?
Reply #2 of 2 posted 24 NOV 09 by kai-eric
i'm looking forward to do so, dear billy.
thank you for these beautiful outlooks.
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