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'Gladsome' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 135-201
most recent 25 NOV 22 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 25 NOV 22 by billy teabag
From Robert Peace this morning and shared with permission: "After a presentation I gave to the Victorian Rose Society in the early 80s, a member approached me to offer Gladsome which he had been using as a root stock. The cuttings duly arrived by post, wrapped in damp newspaper all cut and prepared for use as root stock. They struck easily. A lucky rescue as the variety was not in any other collection at that time!"
Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 NOV 22 by HubertG
That's interesting in light of the 1936 'The Age' reference where one of the suggested uses of 'Gladsome', when Clark distributed cuttings, was as a rootstock.
Discussion id : 118-441
most recent 17 SEP 19 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 SEP 19 by HubertG
Gladsome was also the name of a racehorse from the time of Lady Medallist in the second decade of the twentieth century. Although it's over twenty years before the introduction of 'Gladsome', Clark's rose, I can't help wondering if it might have been the inspiration for the name. Possibly 'Gladsome' was grown at Glenara for many, many years before the 1937 introduction.
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