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Jonny Bass
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Rose Conference June 2014
Good afternoon to you all, the sun is shining and the gardens are looking stunning at the moment. I would like to draw your attention to an up coming rose conference this June. This is being run by the Heritage Rose Foundation and will be taking place on th...
Rose Conference June 2014
Rose Conference June 2014
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Back with a bump
I would like to start this post by once again saying a massive thank you to  everyone that I met, stayed with and worked with whilst I was away. I wont name you all individually for fear of missing someone out, but you know who you are and I am forever grat...
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New York, New York
So good they named it twice, according to Gerard Kenny. This was the final leg of my trip and I had a good feeling about what I was going to find there.... However, getting there in the first place was to be an adventure all on its own due to the adverse we...
New York, New York
New York, New York
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New York, New York
So good they named it twice, according to Gerard Kenny. This was the final leg of my trip and I had a good feeling about what I was going to find there.... However, getting there in the first place was to be an adventure all on its own due to the adverse we...
New York, New York
New York, New York
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Californian Adventure part 2.....
Continuing with my visit to California, the next stop was Sacramento Historic Cemetery. Here I was taken under the wing of Anita Clevenger who is the manager / curator of the rose garden which is within the cemetery. The rose garden section of the cemetery ...
Californian Adventure part 2.....
Californian Adventure part 2.....
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Californian Adventure part 1....
After saying farewell to New Zealand and undertaking another long haul flight I landed in California, USA for the second half of my Rose studying trip. The weather was glorious with perfect sunshine and temperatures that meant I could be in shorts and t-shi...
Californian Adventure part 1....
Californian Adventure part 1....
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Dunedin
The final leg of my time in New Zealand has brought me to Dunedin, and what a brilliant time I had here! I must firstly thank Fran Rawling for all her kind hospitality and work that she has done in preparation for my visit. My story starts in Wylde Willow G...
Dunedin
Dunedin
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Invercargill
Way down at the bottom of the South Island lies Invercargill, and the beautiful Jessie Calder Rose Garden. It lies within the Queens Park public gardens and was the result of a bequest from Jessie Watson Calder who left a substantial amount of money specifi...
Invercargill
Invercargill
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South Island
My South Island adventures are well and truly underway. There was a slight hiccup as I was supposed to be in and around the Christchurch area for some time, however for one reason or another that section had to be cancelled. Don't worry because what I did t...
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Auckland continued...
As I started to mention in my last post I spent some time working at Highwic gardens and the Nancy Steen Rose Garden. This is all down to the wonderful Sarah Yates, who just happens to be the granddaughter of Nancy Steen (heritage rose legend) and a direct ...
Auckland continued...
Auckland continued...
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