People & Places
NEW ROSE LAUNCHED IN MEMORY OF DANIEL MORCOMBE Knight's Roses, South Australia's largest wholesale rose supplier, has been instrumental in the launch of a new commemorative rose to raise funds for the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. The unique 'red' rose symbolising the colour of murder victim Daniel Morcombe's T-shirt the day he disappeared was unveiled at Knight's Roses nursery at Gawler on April 9, to help raise funds to 'keep kids safe'. Part proceeds from the sale of the rose will assist the Foundation with educating children in how to stay safe in a physical and online environment and to support young victims of crime. 'The Daniel Morcombe Foundation is making a measurable difference, with all funds raised channelled into free safety programs available across Australia,' Mr Morcombe said. The 'Daniel Morcombe' rose is a classic Hybrid Tea, bred by Rosen Tantau with beautiful dark red velvety blooms, which offers continuous flowering throughout the growing season. It also performs well in a hot climate, consistent with the Morcombe's home state of Queensland. The blooms usually reach ten centimetres in size, carried on long, straight stems. The bush is relatively disease resistant, upright and can grow two metres tall with attractive glossy green foliage. Bred for longevity, with only a slight fragrance, the flowers will last well over one week as a cut flower. The rose can be purchased online through Knight's Roses website www.knightsroses.com.au and garden centres from late autumn. For more information on the Daniel Morcombe Foundation or to donate visit www.danielmorcombe.com.au
MAY 11, 2014, CELEBRATE MOTHER'S DAY AT BUDA Celebrate Mother's Day with an afternoon tea at Buda Historic Home and Garden at Castlemaine. Commencing at 2.00pm guests will enjoy an afternoon tea of home made cakes in the delightful Buda Garden Room. For further information and ticket prices, please call in to Buda between 10.00am and 5.00pm daily or call 5472 1032.
MAY 10-11, 2014, QUEENSLAND ROSE SOCIETY AUTUMN SHOW Over one hundred rose varieties on display. Friendly and experienced rose growers from the Queensland Rose Society will be on hand to answer your queries, and advise you on the roses most suitable for the Queensland climate. The show will be held in The Auditorium, Brisbane Botanical Gardens, Mt Coot-tha on Saturday 10th May 11.30am - 4.00pm and Sunday 11th May 9.00am - 3.00pm. Entry is $4 for adults and children under 15 are free. There is free parking on site, cut and potted roses will be available for purchase, as well as garden products and craft items. Refreshments are available.
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