BRINDABELLA COUNTRY GARDENS
TIPS PAGE from BRINDABELLA ROSES
Home

Magazine Glossy Ads: When it comes to perfume in roses, if the glossy ad does not mention perfume then assume the rose has none. If the glossy ad says the rose is perfumed, assume it has a little. If it says intense perfume, it probably does.


ROSES ARE THE WATERWISE PLANTS

All of the roses you see in the pics of our gardens are grown on just 1 bucket (10L) of supplemented water a week per bush once established. We know of no other plants that flower year round in flushes every 7 weeks (in Qld) with this meagre amount of water. TRULY WATERWISE PLANTS AND PERFUME AS WELL!!

and if the water runs out, well they will usually survive through on just rainfall.

"Brindabella Bouquet" a Blackspot Buster

*we feed our roses a good handful of

"Rose Food" every time we see a flush of

flowers which is around every 7 weeks -

seeing flowers reminds us to feed. We mix

our own and have it available for sale in our

Nursery

* some of the best rose gardens in Australia

are in SE Qld - roses grow fabulously here as

we have flowers year round

MORE BLACKSPOT BUSTER ROSES -click



"Brindabella Goldie"TM a Blackspot Buster Rose

Now About Blackspot! did you know?:

*the fungus blackspot is only capable of entering newly emerging leaves - once fully emerged and "hardened" the leaves are impregnable. The spots that you see on the old leaves are the result of infection around 5 weeks earlier - the spots are the fungal "seeds" (spores) ready to be splashed onto other new leaves.

* the best means of control is genetics - choose rose varieties released in the last 10 years or less. Over the years the resistance "inbuilt" by breeders in our roses improves drammatically. So the varieties that our grandmothers grew (such as "Peace", "Papa Meilland", "Queen Elizabeth" etc) are now mostly susceptible to blackspot. Go for the Blackspot Busters

* you will read in glossy magazine ads that leading rose breeders are releasing new varieties highly resistant to disease. Problem is that all of these breeders operate in cold climates of northern Europe (Germany, France), England or North America where powderry mildew is king and blackspot secondary. So the "disease resistance" refers to mildew not blackspot. In Australia it's the reverse with blackspot king of the diseases - again it's best to stick to the Blackspot Busters.



BLACKSPOT OR NOT BLACKSPOT?

WHICH OF THE LEAVES IN THE PICTURE SHOW

THE DEBILITATING BLACKSPOT DISEASE?

The leaves in the centre right show true blackspot with the

key diagnostic feature being the furry, uneven edges of the spots.

All of the other leaves have benign spots of no consequence to the rose plant.

     

 


"PINK BRINDABELLA BOUQUET"

a Blackspot Buster


"Brindabella Pearl"TM

a Blackspot Buster


"Blue For You"

a Blackspot Buster


"OLD CHARM" very strong perfume

a Blackspot Buster

 

MORE BLACKSPOT BUSTER ROSESTM - click