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Initial post 2 days ago by Margaret Furness
There are of course aspects of rose work that have to be done without gloves, but I've become careless, assuming that removal of a prickle and oral antibiotics would fix the ones that got red and swollen. Wrong. If the trouble gets into the sheath of a finger tendon, it can use the sheath as a channel to the palm, and if neglected can destroy the tendon. I ended up in the local hospital for one night, and two nights in a big hospital in the hands of plastic surgeons. They say I'll get "most of" the function back, having caught it in time.
Wiki says that the poet Rainer Maria Rilke died of leukaemia, not from the thorn of a rose he gave to an Egyptian beauty (there goes another good story.) But a thorn can still kill you, via tetanus.
So I recommend (apart from the obvious things about gloves and not delaying treatment):
- Check your tetanus status, and ask for a DTP shot. (The P is Pertussis (whooping cough), which is on the rise. It's hard enough work in adult-size airways, and it can kill babies: we need to increase the herd immunity. The third component is Diphtheria, which is very rare in well-immunised communities, but it's still out there.)
- Practice your daily living activities with your non-dominant hand, and one-handed. You never know when the skill might be useful.
- And if the redness and swelling go beyond the base of the finger, go straight to the nearest Emergency Department.
Reply #1 of 3 posted yesterday by Robert Neil Rippetoe
So sorry Margaret.

My obsession with healthy smooth roses has it's reasons, and can't produce results soon enough.

Thanks for the kind warning and reminder to us all.

Best wishes, Robert
Reply #2 of 3 posted yesterday by HubertG
Margaret, so sorry to hear this happened to you. Wishing you the speediest and most complete recovery possible.

Any punctures or scratches I get from the garden I treat pretty much straight away by soaking the finger/part in a glass of diluted Dettol. Any puncture that I think has gone deeper gets some iodine solution such as Betadine which will sting but I figure it's better to kill off whatever may have got in there straight away than to have trouble later.

Good advice on the DTP shots. My last Diphteria-Tetanus-Pertussis shot was about 3 years ago when I was scratched on the leg by a dog.
Reply #3 of 3 posted yesterday by Margaret Furness
Good ideas.
Thanks for the good wishes guys.
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Initial post 29 JUN 11 by jmile
Tooth Fairy is a large continuous blooming rose. It seems to love the heat.
Reply #1 of 3 posted 2 JUN 23 by NewDawn
It loves the heat and doesnt seem to mind the cold either. Winter 2023, tip hardy and -7 with biting -40 windchill that cut almost everything else to the ground. Unprecedented die-back on SO MANY roses, but Tooth Fairy emerged unscathed. Because of this she has put on size since posting pics and now exceeds 5.5ft in both height and width with no signs of stopping! Lots of dead cane underneath and doesnt mind a prune. After this first flush, shell be brough into bounds again. Her growth is slow and steady. LOVE this rose!!!
Reply #2 of 3 posted 2 JUN 23 by HMF Admin
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 2 days ago by KYBungalow
After another fairly cold winter , the tooth fairy has again proven it's worth. However short and spreading would not be a description I would use. She's grown into a huge plant Probably 6' tall and at least as wide. She does take well to pruning but Seems to have a great Hedge quality if allowed to grow to her Capacity.
This is new dawn writing this comment since I am locked out of my Account. If anyone sees this Please leave leave a message here. As I'm trying to get back in.
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Initial post 2 days ago by Callimarcio
Rose Listing Omission


Gallica / Hybrid Tea
'Feroxia' bred in 2020 by Guillaume Epinal (a rose amateur in Le Mans, France).
This a crossing between the gallica 'PlantagenĂȘt' (Vibert II, 2002) and the English rose 'Golden Celebration' (Austin, 1992).
A once blooming, Spring, shrub (100 cm and more), with semi-lustreous dark green leaves, wood canes have large red sickle-shaped prickles.
Cupped flowers are medium in size, double, not completely full, petals have two colors : above dark rose near red cherry in color, under yellow amber. There is a little fruity fragrance.
Reply #1 of 1 posted 2 days ago by jedmar
Is there any publushed information on 'Feroxia' on internet or otherwise?
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Initial post 2 days ago by Poesie
Please if you help me:
Profile - Irena Fabjan, breeder, discoverer, author, when i changed the photo, it is just discoverer inside the profile?
Regards, Irena
Reply #1 of 1 posted 2 days ago by jedmar
Yes, something is wrong. We will check and come back
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