12 October 2013

An old-fashioned rose.

Last year, we were given 2 cuttings of a climbing rose, that came from a plant growing behind the Walkaway Hotel. Being a very vigorous grower, it soon covered the archway leading to the Vegie Garden. Now it has bloomed for the first time, and it's a beauty.

Not knowing its proper name, we refer to it as the "Tibradden Rose". This is because there is a  suggestion that this rose, also found growing on neighbouring pastoral properties to the east of Geraldton, could have been brought out from Ireland in the 1850s by the people who established those properties.

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