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March 10, 2012

Sid!

Sid is a 10 week old Staffy, the newest member of the team. At this stage he doesn't have a great work ethic, preferring to chew rose buds and sleep frequently for long periods of time. I am sure with a bit of...

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March 6, 2012

A perfect morning for picking!

We have to pick in all kinds of weather. I think the worst is when we are chasing the stems around the bush during a gale storm, with one arm already full of roses. Generally autumn is one of the best times to be...

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December 12, 2011

We are sending roses to the market for a christmas celebrations, but we are also supplying for a few prominent weddings. It seems likely that our roses will be on the front cover of more wedding magazines over the...

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November 26, 2011

Princess Mary and Prince Fredrick from Denmark have been staying at Government House for a few days. We sent up a lovely mix of brightly coloured fragrant roses. Apparently Princess Mary enjoyed the roses so much...

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October 27, 2011

Her Majesty was only in Melbourne for 4 hours, but looking at her itinerary there was not a second to spare. We sent up buckets of roses for a luncheon and 2 different official occasions at Government House. I must...

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October 17, 2011

We have picked our first few buckets of roses, and it looks like we will start with a flourish just in time for the Spring Racing Carnival. We have been contacted by many of Victoria's leading florists who are ...

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September 23, 2011

This is the best time of year for us to have a break from the farm for a few weeks. At this stage we are generally just waiting for the soil to warm up, and the buds to develop. There are always numerous jobs to do...

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August 26, 2011

We deserve a feast!

Getting to the final few plants to prune, we realise we have spent the bulk of the last 5 weeks talking about food! We decided to take the bbq to the other farm and enjoy eating some of the food we had been talking...

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August 3, 2011

We are having a break from the pruning for a few days to get the new plants in the ground. We usually get all our stock from Treloars in Portland, who have a great collection of roses. They don't look like much in...

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June 29, 2011

Bride

I could kid myself that it is our roses that deserve the front cover of the Geelong Advertiser Bride magazine, but I think Georgia Clark deserves all the glory herself! Georgia married Geelong Footballer Andrew...

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