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Rose problems
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joshuatree    Posted 08-25-2003 at 01:50:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I recently transplanted some rosebushes to my new property, and now the leaves are falling off from the bottom up. Anybody got any ideas whats going on or what I can do about it?


~Lenore    Posted 08-25-2003 at 07:16:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hi, I love roses and have quite a few of them in and around my house.

This time of year is a difficult time to transplant roses, difficult for the roses; unless you live up north and the weather is already cooling down.

What kind of roses do you have? I'd love to hear more about them. One thing I would advise is plenty of water for them. They are probably going through shock now.



ATW/WA    Posted 08-25-2003 at 10:22:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lenore,
While transplanting you effectively "root trimmed" the rose bush, now you need to radically trim the top of the bush. The new root system will only support a limited amount of top growth. So you need to balance the top with the bottom.

If you have any additional roses to transplant, you may want to wait until Sept-Oct.... Depending upon soil moisture, first frost, when the ground freezes, etc...

However now through Sept. is the right time to get your garlic starts in.

HTH
Alex


~Lenore    Posted 08-25-2003 at 10:52:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
ATW/WA, I would not dream of touching my roses at this time of the year here in SE Texas! that would be akin to murdering them.
No I was just repling to the top post for help.
Agree on top trimming and trying to protect it from wind if possible.


faye    Posted 08-25-2003 at 11:57:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Lenore, I am located outside Dallas and have not been able to get any rose bushes to thrive...regular or mini types. In CA, i had beautiful bushes almost effortlessly. Any Advice?


ret    Posted 08-25-2003 at 12:01:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
hmmmm dare I say anything about how well things grow in Ca Lenore


faye    Posted 08-25-2003 at 22:04:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hear they have a bumper crop of 'I want to be governor' this year : ) I was born there...I can say it!


~Lenore    Posted 08-25-2003 at 12:35:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
:-P ret!
Faye, antique roses are the best bet.
That is what I grow now. I started some years ago trying to grow hybrids. I think I have three survivors, Now I only plant Antiques. There are many varieties, colors and sizes and almost every one smells heavenly. The Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham is where I get mine.


Faye    Posted 08-25-2003 at 22:07:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you Lenore!


Salmoneye    Posted 08-25-2003 at 05:16:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know spit about transplanting roses, but the link below might help...

http://www.geocities.com/PicketFence/2254/transplant.htm


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