Kerole's Place


Kerole
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Taupaki, New Zealand

Re: Kerole's Place

23 Nov '15 5:28 pm
It's a filly! Her name is Katniss. Full sibling to Katalina and Katalyst.

Here she is aged 1 day.

Check out my post on my 'Garden Tours' thread. Roses, roses, more roses.
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gordonf
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Lillooet, BC, Canada

Re: Kerole's Place

23 Nov '15 6:48 pm
How beautiful!

MacFlax
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Canberra, Australia

Re: Kerole's Place

27 Nov '15 2:00 am
Aww, beautiful. :)

Kerole
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Taupaki, New Zealand

Roses at Kerole's Place

2 Dec '15 4:16 pm
As if the post on roses in my Garden Tours thread were not enough!

Here are some of my favourites from my garden. They are all superb performers, tough as well as pretty!
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Sally Holmes growing strong by the cottage.
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Sally Holmes
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One of the front gardens. Yellow, white, cream, with touches of rust. The obelisk was made by my dad. He's in his 80s.
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Graham Thomas, a David Austin rose, grows up each obelisk. So does Sir Edmund Hilary and the ever-beautiful Eden rose (Pierre du Ronsard) but they are yet to flower.
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This Graham Thomas has never looked so good!
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GH with white false valerian and the first blooms of daylily SwapShop. I think.
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The view from my bedroom window. Icebergs on the railings and yellow Graham Thomas on the obelisk beyond.
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Bombed! Mrs Slocombe you nearly gave me a heart attack!
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I do not know the name of this rose. It is my very favourite. A super-stylish blush coloured standard. The blooms are exquisite.
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Blush rose.
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It looks a little creamy here but it is white with a pale blush middle and bud.
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Not to be outdone, the Iceberg standards along the front railing put on a spectacular show.
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Iceberg standards with Peter Pan mini agapanthus underplanting. Front of house.
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Iceberg roses.
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Clamatis Romantika grows up through one of the Iceberg roses. This year it is flinging itself about like never before!
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My camera always makes Romantika look purple. It is really a velvety black/navy. Quite fabulous.
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View across the farm from the front verandah.
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Kerole
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Taupaki, New Zealand

More...

2 Dec '15 4:39 pm
More from the front gardens.
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Mrs Oakley Fisher. What a stunner! Deep orange buds on red new stems open into luminous pale apricot single flowers.
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Mrs Oakley Fisher. Like a watercolour painting.
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Pilgrim. A lemon froth of small cabbagy goodness. Love it!
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Scentasia. A petite but strong growing patio rose. It holds its own in the depths of my front beds with no additional care.
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The new blooms are so perfect they look almost fake. Crystalline cream with wavy edges. The smell does not match the name though.
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The canna Alabaster grows among the roses. It is usually a bit paler than this.
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Penstemon Blackbird.
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White foxgloves self seed happily.
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Heavens above - what is this?! I had a brain fart last autumn. I saw a Tintinara rose growing with a Tropicana canna and thought "I can do that!". The first bud on my Tintinara has freaked me out. It is intensely, saturated pink. It is busy fighting with the Baghdad daylily next to it.
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Baghdad daylily.
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Tintinara. The bud opened to this. Still waaaay too pink for this garden. It was supposed to be peachy!
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Tintinara rose.
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Tintinara, stop fighting with your neighbour!
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This Graham Thomas is less vigorous. Still lovely.
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Clematis HF Young grows through it.
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HF Young clematis. Huge blue plate flowers. Unfortunately the flowers are yet to get high enough up the obelisk to mingle with the yellow Graham Thomas above it.
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This is another unknown rose. A elderly local garden said this rose was always known as the white tea rose. But is no hybrid tea!
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It is a thornless petite rambler growing at the front gate. The leaves, canes, and flowers are fine and small. The flowers are heavily double, becoming little white pompoms.
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It has one big flowering in late spring.
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It smells heavenly!

Kerole
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Taupaki, New Zealand

Just a few more!

2 Dec '15 5:16 pm
Crap, I just deleted the post!

Here it is again. Please excuse the photos, they were taken in horrible harsh light.
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The deminutive Cecile Brunner, the sweetheart rose. Happily climbing up the chook house amongst the weeds.
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Cecile Brunner
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Mme Alfred Carriere. Such a beautiful rose. Palest pink, loose cabbage form, and oh-so scented!
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Mme Alfred Carriere. Also an old toughy. Growing in weeds.
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Freesia. I rescued this lopsided standard from going to the rubbish tip.
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Clematis HF Young looking fantastic at ankle height.
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A new addition, first time flowering. A mini Kniphofia Pineapple Popsicle. Too cute!

fenwillow
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Fraser Valley, BC, Canada

Re: Kerole's Place

7 Dec '15 5:29 am
Seeing your pictures is always such a treat. I have almost no white flowers in my garden and am now wondering why! The 'blush' one is wonderful.
FenWillow,
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Kerole
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Taupaki, New Zealand

Kerole's Place December 2015

7 Dec '15 1:12 pm
The place is looking fabulous! Except, that is, for all the weeds. It seems the garden has really appreciated the mild winter and regular showers during this warmer-than-ever spring.
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Remember Tintinara, the rose that is hideously, eye-searingly pink? Well that flower eventually opened into this. A pale pink droopy thing. Better than the screaming lolly pink/red of the bud but still not nearly the right colour for this bed. It has a thousand tight buds on the (very healthy) bush, so I'll keep you posted!
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Clematis Romantika. Looking gorgeous amongst the Icebergs.
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There is real charm in the seed heads of clematis HF Young.
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Before the Storm. This must be as black a flower as nature can make. This Iris is just incredible. Black velvet with just a tiny hint of deep purple in the throat. It is growing in the 'Gravel Pit', a stony rock garden beneath the tall palms. I have other black irises due to flower too.
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Iris Before the Storm
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Before the Storm bud
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Albertine. Such a classy rose. She flowers in a shady spot on a fenceline, barely seen, taken for granted. Shame on me. I am renewing this garden area this season.
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Albertine. Pointy, clear coral buds open to a soft warm pink.
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Albertine. Such a gentle, ladylike rose.
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The last blooms of rose Mme Leonie Viennot struggling to be heard amongst the grasses.
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I feel like I am being watched....
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Down at the cottage, The Fairy rose is in full swing. She holds her own next to a vibrant pink neighbour and a rosemary that has got out of control.
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The Fairy rose's vibrant neighbour. Anyone know this rose? I think it may be a carpet rose.
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Rather too gaudy for me but she stays because she blooms like this every year in spite of crappy soil and abject neglect.
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Yikes that's bright!
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The hydrangeas are having a great season too. This white one was from a friend.
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hydrangea Renate Steiniger. An amazing pure crayon blue. This year it has greeny middles (as do all the others too).
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Hydrangea Renate Steiniger. Our soil promotes blue hydrangeas. Heaven forbid if you wish to grow pink ones! A muddy brown purple is what you'll get.
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I love the lime buds, before they colour up.
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A big old hydrangea. Soft blue.
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Kerole
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Taupaki, New Zealand

A few more...

7 Dec '15 1:19 pm
A few more photos from the cottage garden..
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Nana plants! I love them!
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Sally Holmes rose struggling to contain herself. She grows up and around the fence beside my stables and cottage.
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Sally Holmes. Again.
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And again!
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Sally Holmes beside the cottage deck.
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The heat brings out the best in the geraniums (pelagoniums). This one covers itself in little bright coral stars on long, stiff stems.
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The foliage is fantastic too.

MacFlax
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Re: Kerole's Place

29 Dec '15 3:48 pm
A profusion of gorgeousness. :) I love the rose close-ups, and of course Mrs Slocombe and the horse.

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