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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Rose Championship woes

Seven days to go and we've had the hottest windiest spring just in time to ruin my prize roses!
Next weekend is the Australian Championship Rose Show - yes, that's right, the best of the best...but



Forty degree temps and gale force winds have taken their toll, burning foliage and scorching unfurling buds. I am sad and frustrated and cranky. All the love and care, pruning, feeding and spraying - just to end up with burnt flowers right when I need them looking their best.


I suppose a week can make a difference and I'll find a rose here and there that might make the grade, but I don't think I'll be winning any major prizes this year.