Four roses, with great perfume! - Jun 12, 2020

Roses for your noses!!!!

Dear gardening friends
We've had another 200 roses turn up this week, so we are getting closer to our full range for this season. Our updated list follows.

Red Roses

  • The Mandalay Rose
  • Dark Desire
  • The Macarthur Rose
  • Mr Lincoln
  • Camp David
  • Grande Amore
  • City of Belfast
  • Fragrant Charm
  • Oklahoma
  • Black Beauty
  • Fathers Love
  • Kardinal
  • RSL Rose
  • Ingrid Bergman
  • Papa Meilland
  • Roundelay
  • Black Velvet
  • Harry Wheatcroft
  • Double Delight
  • Avon
  • Love

Apricot Roses

  • Just Joey
  • Fragrant Cloud
  • Brandy
  • Spirit of Peace
  • Crepescule
  • Betty Cuthbert
  • Golden Celebration
  • Charles Darwin
  • Marilyn Monroe


Blue Roses

  • Voodoo
  • Blue Moon
  • Smooth Silver Lining
  • Ebb Tide
  • Fragrant Plum
  • Angel Face

Pink Roses

  • Appreciation
  • Jacaranda
  • Perfume delight
  • Nonnas Love
  • Cecile Brunner
  • Mothers Love
  • Friendship
  • The Children's Rose
  • First Love
  • Grandma's Roses
  • Granada
  • Peace
  • Bewitched
  • Blushing Pink Iceberg
  • Royal Highness
  • Queen Elizabeth
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Paradise
  • Flamingo
  • Old Fragrance
  • Heaven Scent
  • Perfume Passion
  • Boscobel
  • Fairy Magic
  • First Crush
  • Perfume Perfection
  • Sweet intoxication
  • Summer Romance
  • Best Friend
  • Coconut Ice
  • Fruity Parfuma
  • Sweet Memory

Yellow Roses

  • Diamond Jubilee
  • Kings Ransom
  • Speks Yellow
  • Helmut Schmidt
  • Gold Medal
  • Buccaneer
  • Friesia
  • Limelight
  • Gold Bunny
  • Smooth Golden Iceberg
  • Gina Lollibrigida
  • My Yellow
  • Sunny Sky
  • Winter Sun

White Roses

  • Iceberg
  • Pope John Paul ll
  • Pascali
  • Madame Anisette

Climbing Roses

  • Pierre de Ronsard
  • Blushing Pierre de Ronsard
  • China Doll
  • Double Delight
  • Gold Bunny
  • Blue Moon
  • Black Boy
  • Cecile Brunner

Some of these varieties are in small numbers, as little as 5 plants only, so you'll have to move fast.

We have just a few more new releases to come, and we are still waiting for Standard roses to arrive.

Just remember standard roses come in two sizes. Short and tall.
The short are around 60cms, and the tall are 90cms. Roses look more spectacular on the taller stems.

The chains have introduced the shorter standard because they know you ring up and ask "How much are your standard roses please?"
Be careful.
Make sure you're comparing apples with apples.

If you love perfumed Rose Bushes come and see us. We specialise in fragrant roses.
Most on our list have been chosen for fragrance. Others have been chosen because they have great vase life or high disease resistance.

If you only have room for four rose bushes it's hard to beat Mr Lincoln, Blue Moon, Double Delight and Just Joey.
These colours just seem to look great when planted together, and they all have amazing fragrance, and great vase life.

If you've already got these tried and tested varieties, we have new releases too.
We get these from a nursery in Victoria.
The labels are spectacular.
You can see the flower you'll be getting.
They usually have a fragrance rating on the label too.

It's rose season, so I'm sorry if you're not a rose lover. I grew up without a love for roses, because my mums roses bushes, were behind our soccer goals and the thorns killed our soccer balls on a regular basis.

I've grown to love them now.
The perfume is amazing.
They make great cut flowers too!

If you are more into Native Plants, we have a brand new Grevillea called "Raspberry Dreams". It was bred by Digby Growns at Kings Park Botanic Gardens.
This exciting new Grevillea has Raspberry coloured bird attracting flowers, every day of the year!!!!!!!

It grows just 1.5 ms high by 1.5 ms wide.
It's the perfect sized native shrub, for today's courtyard sized gardens.
It can be pruned to any size.

It's drought hardy once established.
It's non prickly.
It's going to be a winner.

Advanced plants, that are covered in buds and flowers are just $29.99.
We have 30 plants only.
It will save you a trip to Western Australia.

I was cataloguing our Grevillea's this week and I was amazed at just how many varieties we keep. Here is the list that's available this weekend.


  • Amazing Grace
  • Amber Blaze
  • Autumn Falls
  • Baileyanan
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • Bon Accord
  • Boongala spinbill
  • Bronze Rambler
  • Bronze Rover
  • Bush Lemon
  • Carpet Layer
  • Carramar Yellow
  • Caloundra Gem
  • Charming Red
  • Clearview David
  • Coconut Ice
  • Crackles
  • Curviloba
  • Deau
  • Deua Gold
  • Elegance
  • Fireworks
  • Flamingo
  • Forest Rambler
  • Golden Lyre
  • Gold Rush
  • Honey Barbara
  • Honey Eater Heaven
  • Honey Gem
  • Juniperina
  • Katherine's Sister
  • Knockout
  • Lady O
  • Lana Maree
  • Lemon Daze
  • Lemon Supreme
  • Little Honey
  • Lollipops
  • Loopy Lou
  • Magestic
  • Mini Marvel
  • Moonlight
  • Mt Tamboritha
  • Ned Kelly
  • New Blood
  • Outback Sunrise
  • Orange Marmalade
  • Peaches and Cream
  • Pinaster
  • Pink Midget
  • Pink Suprise
  • Pinky Petite
  • Porinda Constance
  • Poorinda Rondue
  • Raspberry Dream
  • Robusta
  • Robyn Gordon
  • Scarlet King
  • Scarlet Moon
  • Scarlet Sprite
  • Silver eye cream
  • Spirit of Anzac
  • Superb
  • Strawberry Blonde
  • Red Rambler
  • Red Lantern
  • Royal Mantle
  • Tangerine Dream
  • Venusta
  • Winter Delight
  • Wendy Sunshine
  • Yamba Sunshine

Yes I know it's incredible just how many Grevillea's are on the market.
Birds love them, and so do gardeners.

Our nursery is looking spectacular right now. With winter stock arriving.
Fruit trees etc, coming late next week.
Get out in your garden.
This rain is making everything grow.
Plant a tree.
Plants some Pansies.
Just plant something.

Tim's Best Potting Mix is still $10.00 a bag.
Final weeks
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Happy gardening