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Mairin's Journal

Mairin's Journal

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Santa arrived!

15 December 2009 10:18:53
Variegata di Bologna

Variegata di Bologna

My bare-root rose "Variegata di Bologna" has arrived.  It is currently sitting in a container of water as I am not to plant it with dry roots.  Lunchtime today might be a bit longer than the norm............


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Lìga Lìga 15 December 2009 10:28:11

Oooo,,congradulations with new rose in your garden,Mairin,now i can't wait summer,when it start flowering :)


Rachel Rachel 15 December 2009 10:31:07

How exciting. I bet you can't wait to see the flowers next year : )


Clara Clara 15 December 2009 11:43:12

What a lovely rose whare are you going to plant it.????


Sharon1 Sharon1 15 December 2009 13:13:51

Lovely, lovely, is it scented?


Pat Pat 15 December 2009 13:14:29

That rose is amazing. Have you got all the bone meal, well rotted manure etc. :-). Good luck with it, it will be great next year.


Myrtle Myrtle 15 December 2009 16:44:03

Glad it arrived for you, as Pat says give it a good start.


Jacinta Jacinta 15 December 2009 17:01:31

That's gorgeous, Mairin.


Mairin Mairin 15 December 2009 17:08:58

Clara, this rose likes to be planted against a northwest facing wall where it can enjoy a cool root run.  Thankfully, I have the exact spot - between a bamboo and a red acer. 

Sharon, this rose has a strong, sweet and gloriously heavy fragrance, according to Dermot O'Neill.  I have never seen it anywhere so I'll be waiting.    

Pat, I have some farmyard manure so it has been given a good helping.  


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