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  • Re: Planting new roses in an old rose bed

    Yes it is true, the new rose bush won't like sleeping in the old rose's bed. What I do is dig out the area of soil that the old bush was planted in and replace with new soil. Now you can re-plant in the same spot. Mix in some bone meal, manure, hand full of alfalfa meal and fertilizer into the new soil and your new rose bush should ...
    Posted to General Questions (Forum) by john on 11-25-2008
  • Re: Pruning Rose Tree

    Pruning rose trees are similar than pruning climber roses. You want to prune to shape and remove dead canes. Do not cut the main vertical stock of the tree (I will call it the trunk). You can use the length from the graft to the vertical top as the graft point center radius length for pruning arount the tree.  If you think ...
    Posted to Pruning Roses (Forum) by john on 01-06-2008
  • Re: Brown tips on my white roses

    If a little bit of fertilizer is good for roses then alot more is better. This is not true. Many nonorganic fertilizers with high nutrient content (such as, 20-20-20) can be too much for your roses and cause the leaf tips to "burn" and turn brown, or cause the leaves to fall off completely. This most likely is the problem.
    Posted to General Questions (Forum) by john on 05-29-2007
  • Re: Any ideas?????

    What zone do you live in. You should be seeing growth by now. Did you not water over the winter?
    Posted to General Questions (Forum) by john on 05-29-2007
  • Re: ROSE CUTTING PROBLEM!!

    Hi, The roses bloom in June for US northern states and Canada. Don't know where you are living, southern US the season is sooner and longer. You can fertilize, but not over fertilize which will hurt the bush. Full sunshine is good to keep the mildew off.  Have fun with your gardening.
    Posted to General Questions (Forum) by john on 05-21-2007
  • Re: Aphids, and sticky residue on one of my roses...

    Aphids are the easiest pests to get rid of. Mix a 1/2 teaspoon of liquid dish soap like sunlight and 1 tablespoon of mouthwash in a 1 liter spray bottle filled with water. spray daily and you will see the aphids disapear.
    Posted to Rose Pests (Forum) by john on 05-14-2007
  • Re: thin canes on hybrid tea roses

    thin, weak canes are a sign of a deficiency in the rose. I would buy a good organic rose fertilizer and apply according to the label.
    Posted to Hybrid Teas (Forum) by john on 05-14-2007
  • Re: roses with flom

    can you elaborate? is this an insect or a fungus? haven't heard of it before.
    Posted to General Questions (Forum) by john on 05-14-2007
  • Re: container roses

    Absolutely you can underplant roses in containters! I have been successfully doing it for years now. I have  7 roses in different pots in my backyard. I underplant them with lobelia, allysum, phlox and any other hanging or trailing type annual that I can find in my garden center. It looks marvelous in the summer to see the blooming ...
    Posted to General Questions (Forum) by john on 05-14-2007
  • Re: PLEASE HELP ME

    Unfortunately, the quick answer is no. Any cut rose will never ''grow roots'' in water. Roses must be propogated either by grafting onto another rose or by trying to root a healthy cane. (not a bloom). You should be able to find the smame color roses in your local garden center in a pot that you would be able to plant outside. Hope this helps ...
    Posted to General Questions (Forum) by john on 05-14-2007
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