Deniliquin’s Warren Millington sent 10,000 rose buds, weighing 40kg, to Belgium this month.TYLA HARRINGTON June 13, 2014 3:12am
Deniliquin’s Warren Millington knows his roses.
This month he sent 10,000 rose buds, weighing 40kg, to Belgium.
The international rose breeder moved from Melbourne to Deniliquin in 2002 and his business, drg (Dynamic Rose Genetics), literally started blooming.
Now Mr Millington has about 300 plants at his Deniliquin property and has 107 rose varieties growing across Europe.
His roses produce a range of scents, including his Sweet and Lovely varieties which he says smells similar to Juicy Fruit chewing gum.
He also says Deniliquin’s ‘‘Mediterranean climate’’ allows his roses to flower for 10 months of the year.
‘‘The growing season is very long in Deniliquin,’’ he said.
‘‘They bloom into September. I wouldn’t call it hard work but to do well you really have to do your research.
‘‘The key to growing roses is plenty of research. If you don’t do research you won’t see results.
‘‘You have to try new things .
Mr Millington will travel to Belgium today as part of his work. He also plans to visit Sangerhausen — a huge botanical garden full of roses.
Mr Millington has also travelled to China, where he was a guest speaker at the Fifth China Rose Exhibition & the First International Rose Festival in 2012.
There he met Matthias Meilland, whose grandfather bred the well-known Peace rose.
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