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hippydave

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Sad News
« on: December 19, 2018, 22:17:13 »
David Austin has passed away. A great plantsman unsurpassed in the cultivation of roses which many of us have in our gardens and he always championed fragrance over just nice looking blooms.
I Hope his son will carry on as his father before him.
you may be a king or a little street sweeper but sooner or later you dance with de reaper.

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Sad News
« on: December 19, 2018, 22:17:13 »

woodypecks

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Re: Sad News
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2018, 22:24:16 »
Oh ! That is such sad news ...a real gentleman ...oh and to think how devoted he has been to our most loved flower , the rose ...... and all the wonderful and fragrant roses he created to make the world a more beautiful place . He will be sadly missed . His family will be in my thoughts and prayers .  Debbie
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pumpkinlover

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Re: Sad News
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 07:25:18 »
Sorry to hear this.



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Re: Sad News
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 10:20:49 »
He was a true master of his craft.

We have several of his roses. My favourite "The generous gardener".
Not mad, just out to mulch!

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Re: Sad News
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 10:54:45 »
Indeed sad news.  I love my Winchester Cathedral rose and its rich fragrance.  And there are so many many roses that he created.  RIP and thank you.