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Wanted: Many David Austins with expired patents.

posted by: tkopari on 04.17.2013 at 01:38 pm in Rose Propagation Forum

really want some cuttings of the following Austin roses, preferably rooted (or not):

Ambridge Rose
Benjamin Britten
Bibi Maizoon
Brother Cadfael
Carding Mill
Charles Austin
Charles Rennie MacIntosh
Claire Rose
Country Living
Fair Bianca
Financial Times Centenary
Glamis Castle
Golden Celebration
Happy Child
Jayne Austin
Kathryn Morley
L.D. Braithwaite
Lilac Rose
Mary Rose
St. Cecelia
St. Swithum
Sharifa Asma
Sir Edward Elgar
Sweet Juliet
The Dark Lady
The Pilgrim
The Prince
The Squire
Winchester Cathedral

I have rooted cuttings of Abraham Darby and Music Maker available now. I will have un-rooted cuttings available from all of the roses on my Have List sometime in early June (I hope).

This post was edited by tkopari on Wed, Apr 17, 13 at 14:22


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RE: who asked about wsing in a greenhouse? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: ishareflowers on 04.15.2013 at 07:21 am in Winter Sowing Forum

Hi Nan,

They are some good looking seedlings, aren't they?

I bought this little greenhouse in Home Depot one day for $100 "online price $219> and boy am I glad I did. I put it up in October and it has taken all the wind, sleet, rain and snow New England has had to offer. this is my second year with it and it still looks new!

Funny story, My husband needed a little part for something he was working on one day , He wanted me to take a ride to Home depot with him, I didn't want to go! I told him I would go if he would go to the one In New Hampshire (I'm in MA. but only 15 minutes away from New Hampshire) He agreed and off we went.

I walked into the door to HD and right in front of my face was my little greenhouse. I was so happy because I had been looking in MA for another but hadn't seen one since buying my first two years ago. At first, I thought I was seeing things, the price was now $25! I talked two customers into to buying one each and I took the last 3 that were in boxes. We were in the store all of 5 minutes and the display model was gone as well. What a great buy!!!

It's small but it has worked extremely well for me...I would recommend it to anyone.



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RE: my winter sowing experiments! (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: northerner_on on 04.23.2013 at 12:35 am in Winter Sowing Forum

I found your blog very interesting and must congratulate you on your sucess: lots of beautiful looking seedlings. I am surprised that your containers have their tops off already, but I guess you are in a quite southern part of the country. You expressed what I consider challenges which every new WS'er encounters: labels, pens, and records. I, too started with popsicle sticks as labels but found that they will soon rot and also grow fungus. There are very few pens, including the permanent sharpies which work well, and of course records are a must. Over the years I have had to address all these problems, and I thought I would share my experience with you. Firstly, I keep fairly detailed records of what I sow: date, name & origin, and track germination, plant out, and flower/fruit dates. This is written in a log, but it can be done on a computer. I prefer a paper log which I can refer to at will and which I can take outdoors to update as I go. For labels, many on this forum use discarded mini-blinds cut into suitable lengths. I fashion labels out of empty detergent/water softerner containers. As far as pens go, I have discovered a pen at Lee Valley which does not fade in sun, sleet, snow, and writes on everything. I germinate on coffee filters and I use them to write on the filters and it never smudges. I re-cycle my labels year after year. Nail polish remover can be used if you need to erase the name. I am sure if you peruse this forum, you'll find many other ways WS'ers use to make their experience less stressful, and you may choose to adopt some of them.

You have made an excellent start. Good luck with your garden, and have a happy summer.


Plant labels and logs
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RE: Planted out BIG hunks this spring, can I divide now? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: trudi_d on 07.25.2011 at 09:17 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

Wait for cooler weather of early to mid autumn to transplant. Next season, divide your milk jug into smaller portions, like 4ths, 9ths or 12ths, or even smaller--most of my hunks are an inch across or smaller, unless the seedlings are far apart. Also, be realistic about your personal needs and capacities. Try to resist sowing more than you can honestly transplant in your spare time...less is more.



This is about sowing "hunks of seedlings"
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RE: WS vs indoor (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: barbe_wa on 04.23.2013 at 01:29 pm in Winter Sowing Forum

While I wintersow almost everything else, tomatoes and peppers just don't have a long enough growing season in our short summer, cloudy weather climate so I've found I have to germinate them on a heat mat, no artificial lighting, and transplant them to pots in the cold frame very early. They are still very hardy, and in the cool cold frame don't get leggy like they do under lights with heat.


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RE: patents ? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: brandon7 on 03.25.2013 at 08:57 pm in Plant Propagation Forum

This has been covered here in this forum quite a few times already, but here's a brief overview...

Patented plants cannot be legally, vegetatively reproduced (this, of course, would include cuttings) for ANY REASON (including for your own personal use) without the consent of the patent holder. You could trade a purchased, patented plant with someone as long as you gave them ALL of the plant in your possession (not just a cutting, while you keep the original plant).

Patented plants may be legally sexually bred to produce seeds. In certain cases (mainly with certain types of crops), other legal limitations may apply to seeds (these would include variety protection and genetic/plant utility patents).

Trade marks have nothing to do with what you can grow, only with what you can call what you are trying to sell/distribute. You are perfectly free to reproduce non-patented, trademarked plants and sell/distribute them using their real cultivar name. You just can't use the trademark name without permission. Plants can be both patented and trademarked, or just have one or the other.

Patented plants are supposed to be well marked as patented when sold. So looking at the tag is one way to tell if the plant is patented. You can also google the name along with the word 'patent'; which would normally turn up a patent with ease. One super option is the plant patent section of Patent Genius. All plant patents are listed, but you may have to look a couple of different ways to confirm that something is not included (some are categorized in weird ways).


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RE: Propagation Chamber (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: jbest123 on 09.25.2007 at 07:30 pm in Plant Propagation Forum

Hi Donna, I water before and after. I poke 9-10 holes across with an old plastic pen and the medium must hold the shape of the hole, about 5/16" X 2". After I stick the cuttings I go back and compress the soil with my fingers around the cutting. I continue with all the cuttings I have. I then water again to remove any air pockets around the cuttings. With the top in place you don't have to mist at all. I will add water to the medium about every 3 weeks untill it runs out all 6 holes. John


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