This has been an usually warm Winter even for down here in South Texas. It hardly ever freezes here and was wondering if I could hybridize in the Winter. My roses bloom all Winter if I let them. What made me start to think of this is some hips on some roses that I thought were mostly sterile. I usually deadhead even in the Winter but I must have missed some because one H.T. which I surely didn’t know sets hips, Rio Samba has a huge hip on it I would say at least 2 to 3 months old. I saw another on Lady Hillingdon yesterday. It is much smaller but looks very healthy. Most of Lady Hillingdons blooms dry off very fast and this has been on there at least one month. Mrs Dudley Cross has some also but I knew it sets hips. I wonder if the weather has something to do with almost sterile roses setting hips?