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mark smyth

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unknown Rubus
« on: June 18, 2007, 12:00:14 AM »
I'm not sure if this is a Blackberry or a Raspberry. It grows as a small domed plant no more than knee high. The flowers are huge and face down or at an angle
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Lesley Cox

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Re: unknown Rubus
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2007, 05:24:31 AM »
Yum Yum :) Let's see the whole plant Mark.
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Re: unknown Rubus
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2007, 07:11:04 AM »
sorry no close photo just this rubbish one. Hopefully Heather took a photo of the whole plant. It's the green plant in front of the Acer
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Re: unknown Rubus
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2007, 01:56:31 PM »
A little sidetrack with Rubus: here is a link to a little piece about a lovely Rubus cultivar,  raised by SRGC favourite, Bob Gordon of Portglenone, County Antrim, and named for his late wife, Margaret.....
http://www.habitas.org.uk/gardenflora/rubus_tridel.htm
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Re: unknown Rubus
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2007, 11:19:34 PM »
That looks nice Mark. Maybe it will grow wider than high.

Maggi thanks for that link. `Margaret' is certainly a glorious thing (as is Maggi of course). I was particularly interested because R. x Tridel `Benendon' is one of my most favourite things and also because Bob Gordon's plant is said to be a seedling from `Benendon.' My understanding is that `Benendon' is quite sterile (mine has never looked like having a seed) and it was only because I swore on my life just about, that it IS sterile, that I was able to import it many years ago. It's widespread in NZ gardens now, all cutting grown from my original importation.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

 


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