HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
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Georgina Campbell
most recent 18 MAY 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 MAY 13 by Georgina Campbell
I am very interested in the rose 'Courage' particularly since it might be the McGredy one. I have been working over the past 5 years to collect McGredy bred roses for an extensive collection in my garden just out of Hastings. Sam McGredy IV is very supportive of the project and officially opened the garden in 2009. I would really appreciate the opportunity to obtain budwood from this rose at the end of the year if at all possible.
Reply #1 of 9 posted 17 MAY 13 by Patricia Routley
Good to see your voice on HelpMefind Georgina. It sounds as though Sam II and Sam III roses are tugging at you, as well as the Sam IV ones.
Reply #2 of 9 posted 17 MAY 13 by Georgina Campbell
Yes I have been hunting for all of the McGredy bred roses right from the start but in NZ the II and III ones are very hard to locate
Reply #3 of 9 posted 17 MAY 13 by Patricia Routley
I'll reply further under the rose 'Courage' (and also 'Hector Deane' and 'Rubaiyat')
Reply #4 of 9 posted 18 MAY 13 by Kim Rupert
Georgina, Patricia's suggestion for begging prunings of the roses you desire is an excellent one. She mentioned wrapping them in damp paper, which is what I created this blog to illustrate and demonstrate.

Please feel free to begin at the start and follow the posts through to the most recent for all the "how to" information and further tweaks. It is honestly the easiest, most successful methods of rooting rose cuttings, short of a mist propagator, I've ever used. The idea originated there in Australia (all explained in the first entry), so I know it works there, presuming the material is the right condition and the steps are tweaked to fit your particular conditions. It's best accomplished in late winter to mid spring, so you should be able to become familiar with it in time for the proper cuttings of the varieties you seek to become available. Feel free to email me through either the blog or HMF should you need further information or have any questions. Good luck with your search! Kim
Reply #5 of 9 posted 18 MAY 13 by Georgina Campbell
Thanks Kim, I do take a lot of cuttings but often find some of the teas and hybrid teas a bit more temperamental hence being willing to be patient and wait for budwood but I will follow the wisdom of others and try to get cuttings now as a first step. Plus will have a look to see how you do your propagating. I use the bag method that Mike Schoup (spelling may not be correct) taught me.
Reply #6 of 9 posted 18 MAY 13 by Kim Rupert
You're welcome Georgina. Mike's baggie method can work quite well, but it never hurts to have as many tools as possible at your disposal!
Reply #7 of 9 posted 18 MAY 13 by Georgina Campbell
I did try to send a comment on your blog which may have got through to you via email to say I really can see the benefits of your method and will definitely be trying it. Also wondered if you were likely to be at Sangerhausen or coming over to NZ for the World Fed convention in Nov. Have now worked out who is linked to the garden in Wanaka with 'Courage' and the request has been made for cutting material.
Reply #8 of 9 posted 18 MAY 13 by Kim Rupert
Thanks, Georgina. I'll look into why your message didn't arrive. No, I won't be at Sangerhausen. I'm glad you've initiated the process for your propagating material.

Here are two other sites which might help you significantly increase your chances of success. Burling Leong is the very talented owner of Burlington Roses. She worked for Ralph Moore at Sequoia Nursery here in California for thirty-five plus years. She is an incredibly skilled propagator and has created a wonderful article for The Heritage Rose Foundation about her preferred budding method, Chip Budding.

She uses the variety, Pink Clouds, as her favorite, and that one isn't available in Australia. She has advised The Santa Clarita Rose Society about using Fortuniana with this method and they've produced a video detailing the method. I know Fortuniana is available there.

If you aren't successful in finding someone either "in the trade" or someone from the rose societies to help bud the resistant ones, hopefully, these two links will help you accomplish it yourself. Armed with several methods of rooting and budding, you should have some greatly improved chances of success. I pray the garden containing the roses you desire is as excited about providing you the material as you are about including them in your garden.
Reply #9 of 9 posted 18 MAY 13 by Georgina Campbell
I am very fortunate that Sue from D&S Nursery which is near us in Hawke's Bay, NZ has been doing my budding and Sam McGredy and Doug Grant recommended her because of her 'clean' budwood. But I really should learn how to do it myself for those odd roses that I would like to have an extra of for a back up. I keep a Blog too but mainly just to help people know what I get up to in the garden
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Initial post 2 DEC 08 by the tailgate gardener
outstanding rose in the Southeast. Extremely tough/disease resistant, a unique color (the photos do not do it justice, the only other rose I know with this color is Frances Ashton) and marvelous scent.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 18 MAY 13 by Georgina Campbell
Oh I wish our boarder controls were simpler but do understand the wisdom for them. Then I could get so many more roses to enjoy.
most recent 12 MAR 12 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 12 MAR 12 by Tessie
Oooh, a kaleidoscope of color. Lovely!

Reply #1 of 1 posted 12 MAR 12 by Georgina Campbell
Thank you Melissa, the garden is really beginning to look very special
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Initial post 28 JAN 12 by Margaret Furness
Since Trevor Griffiths had it, is it still around In New Zealand? it would be a pity if yet another RNRS gold-medal winner were lost.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 5 FEB 12 by Georgina Campbell
I have just received a plant of what I believe is Colonel Sharman-Crawford with the original plant obtained from Trevor Griffiths. Where I got it from described it as climbing which would fit in with the description of a tall grower. It is unlikely to flower for me this season but I will keep you informed. Georgina Campbell
Reply #2 of 3 posted 5 FEB 12 by Patricia Routley
Wonderful. Thank you Georgina.
I think I heard a rumour that we will be seeing you in South Australia this year.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 5 FEB 12 by Georgina Campbell
Yes and really looking forward to it too. Japan first.
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