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Roses in bud well ahead of schedule

Gavin Coote, Wednesday September 25, 2013 - 16:47 EST
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Kate Hedges from the Kentucky Rose Farm says her roses are in bud almost a month earlier than expected. - ABC

A rose farmer on the Northern Tablelands in NSW says her roses are in bud almost a month earlier than expected.

Kentucky Rose Farm owner Kate Hedges says her roses usually bloom just in time for her business opening in November, however she's predicting the roses will bloom in a matter of weeks.

Ms Hedges says "it's insanely early for the New England" that the flowers are already in bud.

"I think it's a good month earlier," she said.

"I'm astounded I've got roses already in bud and possibly blooming within three weeks, provided we don't get any nasty frosts."

Ms Hedges says she'll still open her public garden at the usual time of the year despite the predicted early bloom.

"We just need to go through to November until we're really ready, I think," she said.

"In years to come I'll have to look at it depending on the seasons, but at the moment November suits us just fine."


- ABC

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