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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Selections # 287



Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
 
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'll show you some of the roses I used to grow in my previous home. All of these were in pots, so were easy to move when I gave them all to the community garden. 

There'll be no captions, just pictures:





















It's possible you've seen these before, and I've just realised my blog name isn't on them.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful blooms, I can almost smell them!

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    1. S.J. Qualls; only the red was perfumed and it didn't survive the move to here, it was a cutting just getting started.

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  2. Glorious things. Do you have problems with black spot over there? We do. Even on the roses that are supposedly resistant.

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    1. Elephant's Child; the roses in the garden beside "my" grass often have blackspot, but I think it's sunburn because P waters the foliage in the heat. These ones I had in my previous home seemed to be okay, I only had them three years.

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  3. My parents had a white rose trained on a trellis over the walk. It went on for years, but when I was an adult, a big storm took out the trellis and the rose never recovered. Your roses are stunning.

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    1. Joanne; my white climber was a banksia rose and did rather well, but I've noticed the buff coloured ones do better. My kids had a rambler rose in their backyard, when I lived there, I'd cut it back each season and in no time it was scrambling across the roof again. It had the biggest, most vicious thorns I'd ever seen. It died after I left, maybe it pined for me (*~*)

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    1. fishducky; they were and I miss them, I couldn't bring them with me when I moved. They all went to the local community garden. Except two reds, which died on my front porch here, before I could plant them out.

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  5. Glorious roses....rose are glorious and the above roses are glorious. Have I said they're glorious? :)

    I hope you have a great week, River...cuddles to Angel. :0

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    1. Lee; they were glorious, unfortunately most were unscented.

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  6. It's amazing how different the shapes of the blooms can be.

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    1. Andrew; different types of roses are bred to flower openly, or more tightly, like half open buds. Eventually all open completely anyway, so the bees can get at them.

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  7. Beautiful roses, and how lovely the garden must have smelled whilst they were blooming!

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    1. The Cranky; sadly almost all were unscented :( They were beautiful to look at though.

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  8. Hi River, I'm linking in from Elephant Child's blog and also a friend of Kim. Those roses are so nice I can almost smell the perfume.

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    1. Anna; welcome to drifting. The roses were nice, but unscented. Where I live now, there are roses in the communal garden, but only a couple of those are scented also. I cut them for my kitchen a couple of times, but had to stop when I found I couldn't breathe at night because of the perfume.

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    1. I like white roses, but my favourites are the pinky-yellow creamy ones.

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  10. All so beautiful and I like to see the little tomato peeking in there too.
    I miss our roses but the just got to much work for us so now I just have the 3 miniatures in pots. Pruned them this week so hoping for a good show this year.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful roses and the photos are perfect. I am quite envious. I have very mixed results with roses. Often, mine get black spot. The ramblers and shrub roses I do better with than tea roses.

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