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building a protective device for roses

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Comment by Rose in Santa Barbara, CA on April 11, 2012 at 5:32pm
Glossy leaves are utmost in determining the overall health of a rose, from what I've been told and seen
Comment by Jan Page on April 11, 2012 at 4:21pm

I think so too.  Except the Brownell Roses.... they are hardy and seem to have  nice and glossy leaves.

Comment by Rose in Santa Barbara, CA on April 11, 2012 at 4:01pm
Rust on Hollyhocks hasn't spread to any other plant, it seems endemic to hollyhocks and mallows. I think I'm going to start a new organic rose group.
Hybrid teas are the worst for diseases, especially smelly ones.
Comment by Jan Page on April 11, 2012 at 3:54pm

Rose Thanks for the advice!  How many roses do you have?  are they mostly HT's, Last year I had the worst case of Rust on all of my Holly Hocks and so That's one reason  bought the product: 3n1 Disease Control Concentrate..... also I have a small yard but its packed with flowers, vegetables and herbs so I wanted something effective..... By the way she is the lady who started this group!  So she is the one who I look to for help mostly.  I actually don't use allot of stuff on my roses.

Comment by Rose in Santa Barbara, CA on April 11, 2012 at 3:26pm
What do you mean by bad things?
Aphids, spray with water.
Rust and mildew, spray with water under and over.
Rose slugs and cabbage moth caterpillars, use Spinosad.
Water deeply by hand, on formed basins.
Mulch with compost.
Comment by Rose in Santa Barbara, CA on April 11, 2012 at 1:29pm
Epsom salt is what the first product isand its, unecessary. Just water deeply to flush out alkalinty
I don't use harsh chemicals, and neither does Dan Bifano, Oprahs rose guy. Choose disease resistant roses for your area. Don't bombard your plant with chemical fertlizers. Pay attention to your plants and know what they require and when. The firsy bloom is always the best, but to have extraordinary roses all season, you have to pay attention to them, don't rely on pre disease treatment.
Comment by Jan Page on April 11, 2012 at 1:17pm

Rose, Some of my Roses only get about 5-6 hours of sun but I do get nice blooms off of the older 2-3 years old.... such as New Dawn and Maria Stern.... 

Nancy Burstein told me that she uses a product called Espoma Earth-tone, and I bought some of the product on Amazon... it is a product called 3n1 Disease Control Concentrate.... She has about 200 Roses out there where you are in the state of  California...

Comment by Rose in Santa Barbara, CA on April 11, 2012 at 10:15am

Deciduous plants such as roses, respond to temperature and sunlight. Roses need minimum of 7 hours full sun and never allowed to dry out. They love a fine textured mulch. If your roses aren't leafing out, maybe they need feeding. Fertilizers have three main ingredients:

N=nitrogen for shoots and roots

P=phosphorous for buds and flowers

K= potassium for foliage

Try feeding the non leafing roses with a N and K, with little or no P. And go low on the numbers and feed more often and hand water it in deeply several times when feeding.

Comment by Jan Page on April 11, 2012 at 9:41am

Hi all, Mary your Roses are beautiful.... allot of Rose enthusiasts here do have the Double Delight and she comes back without covering in this area, 30-35 below can you believe it!!  I also think the Falstaff does well here.  A few days ago I started uncovering my Roses.... I do hope they all made it as it was the worst winter as we had very cold temps and little snow.  After uncovering part way, we have a cold snap and its down to about 20 degrees...

Comment by Mary Melvin on April 11, 2012 at 8:45am

My Double Delight and Falstaff Climbing roses are really budding out. I've already had 4 blooms off of my Double Delight. They took off last year when I planted / replanted them.

Double Delight

David Austin Fallstaff Climbing Rose


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