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Pushkraj

A tropical garden with some temperate surprises

Rosa x damascena var. semperflorens

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2020
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Pushkraj

Deeply fragrant, and often found sprawled over a fence, the scent wafting all over, mingling with the earthy breeze in monsoon, blooming through winter.

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lesliecole49

Very poetic description

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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Pushkraj

Good morning all! I've almost finished all the repotting/heavy work in the garden, just in time for summer! The kitchen waste compost is working wonders, judging my this #DamaskRose 🌹 #rose #roses #scented #fragrant #pinkrose

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pelly

Morning Pushkraj. 😍😍

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Pushkraj

It has, @latebloomer ! I cracked an egg and buried it deep last month (advice from the nursery).

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Pushkraj

Feel free to try it, @latebloomer :) this was my first time trying it too! I just put a whole raw egg (shell and all) about 3" deep, stabbed it, then covered it with soil/compost.

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Pushkraj

#rose-tip #tips

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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Pushkraj

A large batch of Damask roses, to make delicious preserve. The sweetest rose variety I've come across!! #rose #damask #gyo

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brightcolours

💖💖💖

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brightcolours

#pink #damaskrose

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Pushkraj

@latebloomer

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Pushkraj

The preserve is called "gulkand" - do google it @latebloomer :) it's divine!

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Pushkraj

Definitely - it's like pickle. I'll find you a link :)

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Pushkraj

It's a layer of rose petals and sugar, dried in the sun @latebloomer

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Pushkraj

@latebloomer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Gulkand-Rose-Petal-Jam-at-home/?ALLSTEPS

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Pushkraj

Anytime :) do let me know how it turns out, if you decide to try it!!

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Pushkraj

It should be sunny - unlike other jams, we do not heat the mixture on the stove, and have to rely solely on the natural heat of the sun. I wonder if the oven would work *filed away for a rainy day - literally!*

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Pushkraj

@latebloomer also we just go with plain old sugar, not pectin.

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brightcolours

#rosepreserve #recipe #gulkand

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