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Karingal
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PostSubject: Iceberg   Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:07 am

Ahhhh....the much maligned Iceberg rose...I have this climber (and a few bushes) and it survives with very little attention, seems to always have a flower. I have removed most of my roses..too many diseases..but the Icebergs will stay as they are so resilient. I wonder why there is so much 'snobbery' amongst some rose growers regarding Icebergs?
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PostSubject: Re: Iceberg   Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:54 am

I have always loved the Iceberg Roses my mother always grew them , and the other of her favourites was one she called Peace Rose.Nice Pic. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Iceberg   Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:03 am

As Gwen said... it's a nice pic thumb2 My mother always liked Iceberg, it was her second favourite after Peace... she always loved Peace best of all.
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PostSubject: Re: Iceberg   Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:12 am

Fay, what is Icerberg like as a climber? Do you have a photo of it and/or know how big it grows? I'm wondering if there was maybe a lot of jealousy amongst rose growers because of Iceberg's popularity?
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PostSubject: Re: Iceberg   Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:31 pm

Re the Iceberg climber, my poor thing was given to me and as I had no where to plant it I shoved in my small wooded area which happened to have an archway. I feed it maybe once a year, water it when I remember, however, most of that area relies predominately on rain. It is approx 6ft high and a foot or 18" wide...I tie the stray canes to the archway as it is close to a walkway. It is thorn-less, has very few disease problems and must be as tough as boots to survive my neglect.
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PostSubject: Re: Iceberg   Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:44 pm

They are a good rose Fay I have two on the Back Arch new last Winter and not doing too well because of the flooding and the shade, the flowers tend to go a very pale pink or has dark pink spots on it in the Winter..whistle

Also got a bush rose at the front a few years older..
Its leaves are full of BS but I don't care as the flowers are gorgeous and so many when it is in bloom..

I I love you Iceberg too..

**Perhaps not designer enough for some ** laughing wit tears laughing wit tears
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PostSubject: Re: Iceberg   Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:48 pm

Mary-Anne wrote:

**Perhaps not designer enough for some ** laughing wit tears laughing wit tears
..lol...I think you could be spot-on, Mary-Anne. laughing wit tears laughing wit tears
Re the pink effect...I get that after light rain, on all my white Icebergs.
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