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Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
Andrew from Dolton
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Initial post yesterday by lbuzzell
We've been asked by an environmental horticulture student at a nearby college about best roses for commercial uses - making rose water, perfume, rose water, rose vinegar and other rose products. Any suggestions?
Reply #1 of 3 posted today by jedmar
Traditionally it is Rosa centifolia or Rosa damascena for rose water and perfume; Rosa gallica for rose vinegar. The variety 'Kazanlik' is planted extensively in Bulgaria and Turkey for rose water and rose oil. In India they also use 'Rose Edouard'. I know someone who uses 'Graham Thomas' to prepare yellow-coloured rose water and jams.
Reply #2 of 3 posted today by Andrew from Dolton
The hips from Rosa canina were used, and still are, commercially to produce rosehip syrup. As a newborn I was given this and a blackcurrant syrup called Ribena recommended then as health foods to be given in bottles at bedtime. It wrecked my milk teeth.
Reply #3 of 3 posted today by Andrew from Dolton
Marguerite Patten, 500 RECIPES FOR JAMS, PICKLES, CHUTNEYS. Pub. PAUL HAMLYM LIMITED, Westbook House, Fulham Broadway, London.

p. 39
Rose Hip Jelly

Cooking time 50 minutes

You Need:
1 lb. rose hips
2 lb apples
lemon juice

1. Simmer the rose hips with 1/4 pint water and apples with 1/2 water, separately.
2. Put both lots of fruits through separate jelly bags.
3. Mix together.
4. Allow 1 lb. sugar and the juice of 1 lemon to each pint.
5. Stir over low heat until sugar has dissolved.
6. Boil rapidly until jell is set.

Rose hip syrup

cooking time 5 minutes, plus sterilizing time.
you will need:
1 lb. rosehips
8 - 12 oz. sugar
3 pints water each pint of juice

To preserve the maximum amount of vitamin C, this is the method to use:-
1. Grate or chop the hips quickly and use immediately after grating.
2. Put into the water once boiling.
3. Simmer for 5 minutes only.
4. Stand for 15 minutes.
5. Strain and measure.
6. Add the sugar and proceed from step 3 in fruit syrups (see page 81)....

[And it goes off all about boiling it up and making syrup, if anyone wishes to know then ask me in a private message. I'm sorry about the imperial measurements].
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Initial post yesterday by Andrew from Dolton
Amazing garden, I love the Delphiniums.
Reply #1 of 3 posted yesterday by Nova Liz
Thank you,Andrew.
I hope,next year it will bloom so again.We had and have still a lot of frost and storm.
Greetings to you and the warmer England.
Reply #2 of 3 posted yesterday by Andrew from Dolton
It is snowing very hard this afternoon..
Reply #3 of 3 posted yesterday by Nova Liz
Then it is comforting,to look at garden fotos of the summer.
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Initial post 2 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Rosa chinensis minima fruits and seeds, 17/3/18.
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Initial post 3 days ago by Andrew from Dolton
Sorry no roses but here are some winter flowers. It has been a lovely and warm spring-like day. However tomorrow it will turn cold again with freezing temperatures and cold east wind, snow warnings for Sunday. It has all become very boring, all the shops will be emptied needlessly of various food stuffs yet again. But, I don't mind sacrificing some of the flowers, the camellia flowers that are opened certainly will be ruined. With great excitement I have just taken delivery of a parcel from Trever White Roses.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 3 days ago by Marlorena
Very nice Andrew, I like the mixture of colours. I wish winter would just go away.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 3 days ago by Lavenderlace
Just beautiful Andrew, thanks so much for sharing!
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