Com­ing up roses:

Benalla Ensign - - News -

The Be­nalla Gar­den Club re­cently wel­comed guest speak­ers Dianne and Gra­ham Sargeant from Silkie Rose Nurs­ery at Clon­bi­nane. They op­er­ate the only or­ganic rose nurs­ery in Aus­tralia. Gra­ham be­gan breed­ing his own rose va­ri­eties seven years ago , and after about 12 at­tempts cre­ated Gra’s Blu. He said, ‘‘You just put your fin­ger in the rose and get the pollen, then put that on the rose you want to cross it with. You play at be­ing a bee.’’ Pic­tured is Gar­den club mem­ber Elaine Cot­ton show­ing off the roses she bought on at the event.

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