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Yesterday was time to prune the roses and there was this one lonely bloom with the most exquisite perfume, it deserves a wider audience.
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A very beautiful rose indeed Harry. I'm sure Marlene enjoys it right where it is too.

BTW, I really need to shoot you and a few others a email soon. Too much real life issues been going on. Some better, some worse.

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I can see why it appears special Harry, Don't know what it is but, well, YEAH.

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A very beautiful rose indeed Harry. I'm sure Marlene enjoys it right where it is too.

BTW, I really need to shoot you and a few others a email soon. Too much real life issues been going on. Some better, some worse.
I have been wondering why the long silence Ken, you've got me worried now.

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Errr........ Isn't it the middle of your winter now?

You're lucky with roses that smell of something. All these hybrids are useless.
I can remember visiting the rose garden at Ness, on the Wirral, years ago. I think it is connected with Liverpool University. Some of the roses there were amazing.

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Yes Harry, they are beautiful, even though they give you grief when pruning. I suppose this is the price you pay for beauty.Regards.....AL
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Yes Peter, we are almost two thirds into winter. I had the choice of calling it the first rose of winter or the last rose of summer and I think that the latter is more poetic. During the year I dug out all 15 rose bushes from the front garden and replanted the best six into the re-arranged rear garden, this particular bush was a present from our daughter-in-law when we bought this place eight years ago and, even with my diminished sense of smell, it's perfume is incredibly strong.

Probably for the fist year ever, I did no damage to myself Al.

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Harry, I can almost smell that one thru the pic. My mother grew roses before she moved into a condo and I can still remember the perfume of them.

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wow thats a really pretty rose there harry!
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Harry....glad there wasnt any bark missing....I use my welding gloves and still need a transfusion at the end of the exersize....AL
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