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most recent 15 FEB 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 15 FEB 20 by B R SAYERS
Great photo who is the photographer
most recent 14 FEB 20 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 13 FEB 20 by B R SAYERS
Hi Cliff hope you can help me, I live in Gloucester, England and I see you had a rose in 2011 called City of Gloucester, do you still have it. Here in England I can no longer get this rose. Please can you contact me.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 13 FEB 20 by Kim Rupert
Hi, this isn't Cliff. You messaged through an archive of what Cliff had when he operated his Euro Desert Roses Nursery, which he closed several years ago. The roses listed on this archive is what he HAD years ago and no longer exist. Due to health issues, he isn't engaged in the "rose business" any longer. I'm sorry.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 14 FEB 20 by B R SAYERS
Hi and thank you very much for taking the trouble to make contact. Very sorry to here of Cliffs bad health. Now I am stumped a bit have no contact leads in America oh well must keep trying to find this rose.
Reply #3 of 3 posted 14 FEB 20 by Kim Rupert
Hi, no trouble. I understand the "want" without being able to "have". Unfortunately, unless you can find the rose in a US nursery which exports, there wouldn't be a way for you to obtain it from the US. Several years ago, Week's Roses committed an unthinkably stupid error. They received "research material" for their Rose Rosette Disease research program and intensely stupidly propagated it IN their commercial production fields. Rose Rosette Disease had NOT been an issue in the Wasco, California rose production fields UNTIL Week's brought it in and then infected heaven knows how much material over three or four YEARS before discovering it. Depending upon whom you believe, they either "took Herculean efforts and contained it all", or they did what they thought they had to do and who knows how much of the disease they spread around the world?". From personal experience, German nurseries were already highly neurotic about receiving RRD infected material. Once the potential spread of the Week's infection became known, it became even more difficult to export material from this country. And, I do NOT blame the receiving nurseries one bit.

Reportedly, City of Gloucester grows in Sangerhausen in Germany and Fineschi Garden in Italy. Perhaps if you contacted the Beales Nursery there in Britain or Bierkreek in The Netherlands, one of them may be able to obtain propagation material from one of those gardens and bud you some plants of the rose?
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