April 2012This morning was Garden Club, we meet in a Club Members garden, or somewhere on the Sunshine Coast or Hinterland. We have coffee - always a chat, as it consists of a great and diversified group of women - we wander around and look at plants etc etc.... Today we had a speaker - an interesting topic, propagation. Such a rewarding part of gardening - here at 'The Shute' we have propagated many box (buxus) for hedges and lots of Duchess de Brabant - or as we call it on the Blackall Range, the Montville Rose -a soft pink, as it grows well in our wet summers. I have cut back on the variety of roses as only a few can cope with our climate. Monsieur Tillier is a favourite, as is Lamarque - a lovely creamy-white wild climber. Mutabilis - a china rose with a single yellow/golden bloom that turns pink then red - a wonderful show if mass planted. I am fired up to do more propagating - as we still have many spaces to fill....
|Lamarque with a bee.....|
|The Montville Rose|
it just arrived back from where ever it disappeared to....but as my favourite roses are here I thought I should include it.