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Discussion id : 106-630
most recent 23 NOV HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 NOV by HMF Admin
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Discussion id : 87-205
most recent 9 AUG 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 9 AUG 15 by sim
I am searching for a rose named "Matilda" which is my Mom's name whom just passed away. I am planting a garden in her Honor and am desperate to find this rose. I am quite heartbroken and believe that this garden will help me heal.
I appreciate any help you can give me as I am going crazy trying to find this rose for my Mom
Your truly
Sarah MacDonell

Sent from Yahoo! Mail for Windows 8
Reply #1 of 1 posted 9 AUG 15 by HMF Admin
We're sorry to learn of the passing of your mother.

Have you used the plant name search to look up this rose and potential suppliers ? The HOW DO I... button explains how.
Discussion id : 82-789
most recent 28 JAN 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 JAN 15 by wrygrass
Hi--Under the website links, the link to the plant hardiness zones for Australia seems to be defunct.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 27 JAN 15 by HMF Admin
Hmm, thank you for bring this to our attention.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 28 JAN 15 by HMF Admin
We have corrected this link - thank you again for bringing it to our attention.
Discussion id : 82-728
most recent 26 JAN 15 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 26 JAN 15 by Give me caffeine
I have been looking at some of the member ratings for various cultivars, and to my mind there is a bit of a problem with them. While they are perhaps more helpful than no ratings at all, the complete anonymity of them means there is no way of checking which climate range the rater was talking about. If I rate a rose as excellent for vigour it's unlikely to be much use to someone in Denmark, and vice versa.

I can somewhat understand if people would like to keep their ratings anonymous, but in this case it seems to me that including a field for climate, or location, would make the ratings much more relevant. I haven't thought through the coding and resource usage implications of this idea (back end logic is not my forte anyway) but it seems like it would be a good thing if it's doable.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 26 JAN 15 by Jay-Jay
I agree, that would be, a difficult-one to realize, but good extension...
But I think that no-one that/who is in his right mind and lives in a zone where there are no frosts, will fill in the box for cold hardiness. The ratings ought to be seen as a completion of the general description of the rose with some practice/field-experience by the users/members of HMF.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 26 JAN 15 by Give me caffeine
Oh sure, they wouldn't fill in the box for cold hardiness, but they probably will fill in the boxes for bloom frequency, foliage, vigour, disease resistance and maybe a couple of others, all of which can vary dramatically for the same rose depending on the climate.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 26 JAN 15 by Jay-Jay
You're right again... That's why the comments and experiences written by users of HMF are invaluable! And highly appreciated.
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