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Old April 15th, 2010, 12:55 AM
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Well, I thought I could never grow them too you know, but if you give them enough water, and feed them well, they are pretty rewarding. I have found that the roses here, because it is so hot in Summer, do better with a piece of slotted irrigation pipe curved down under them so you water straight down to the roots, no evaporation.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 07:52 AM
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What romantic gardens you have! I'm jalous.
An angel garden is a lovely way to remember our lost ones.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 09:31 AM
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I seem to get a lot of mildews and fungal diseases when I try roses Or bugs. Just never been good with them.

I seem to have a knack for impatiens, but of course they aren't near as hard to grow. More my speed.

I'd love to have a memorial garden with perennials of some sort--I just have to find ones that I can grow reliably.
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Old April 15th, 2010, 10:02 AM
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Hazel, climate can have something to do with the problems you have but I am learning by trial and error myself. Like that yellow roses can be a magnet for Black Spot and that to avoid Black Spot and Powdery Mildew on a rose like the beautiful dark red Papa Meilland it needs to be out in the open, not sheltered by my house. They don't like being crowded either. I had to crowd all my young roses with other plants to offer them some shade during the heat last summer , but it makes them struggle. Without it they might just burn to a crisp though. There are times when I think why am I trying to grow them, but then every time I did the 80 mile round trip to my vet I'd pass a lady's front garden in one little town and it would be a picture - lovely standard roses of all colour. I'd like that here. LOL. Only mine are bush, not standards, it's too windy here for standards.
Glad you like the idea of an Angel garden,mummummum. My plans sort of gallop off ahead and I'm always rushing to catch up it seems. I want an archway into that area with two roses on it, then another archway into the other half of that paddock/cum rose garden. I also want a birdbath or two out there and seating of some sort. You can get a concrete bench type seat in a crescent shape and the beauty of that is that it's not too high for dogs to jump on or off, with nowhere they can get toes or feet caught. But first I have a lot of digging to finish 3 more rose beds, lots of horse manure to wheel out there, mulching and planting, it's never ending.
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Thanks, that'd be great if you can scan it. I'm sure people on the garden forum here would love to know how it's done too.
I found it! I scanned the page and it's too large for a pdf format so I'm gonna work on reducing the size....swoosh!
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Old April 15th, 2010, 08:38 PM
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I found it! I scanned the page and it's too large for a pdf format so I'm gonna work on reducing the size....swoosh!
So I tried to shrink the size and it didn't work. I'm gonna take the page into my office tomorrow and use the photocopier/scanner program there.

In any event, it was a page from Ortho's, "All About Roses" book. Many years ago, I checked the book out of the library and made copies of some relevant pages.
Note to self....go and buy the darn book!
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How big is it, klm? Want me to try to reduce the file size here? Is it small enough to email?
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Small enough to e-mail but doesn't fit into the 109.8 kb size allowance.

I'll e-mail the file....swoosh, again!
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Old April 15th, 2010, 09:13 PM
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madame hazel has her moments...

Let her bask. They come so infrequently!
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Old April 15th, 2010, 09:18 PM
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See me???? I'm in illustration #1!

I have performed this procedure on 5 different occassions and it has taken at every attempt!
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Old April 15th, 2010, 09:23 PM
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You make a lovely illustration, klm!

I've heard of people propagating roses this way...but you have to have a healthy rose to take the cane from and I've never managed that part of it...
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Old April 15th, 2010, 09:36 PM
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Not necessarily the rose itself but, a healthy cane. The old Queen Elizabeth I had was starting to frail so I found 1 good healthy cane and did this. Pruned momma hard that fall leaving this one healthy cane and within a couple years, momma came back with baby in tow!
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