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Margaret Furness
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Initial post yesterday by mamabotanica
A rose at my mamas house hadn't been pruned in forever. I got in there and found a tag that identifies it as this rose. Also saw that it had been planted in a decomposed wooden box wrapped with a plastic tub mat. I tore that away and tried to bury the roots as best I could. Now I fear perhaps I should have been more tender? How hardy is this one? We are in zone 10 and this rose was well established when the house was bought 8 years ago.
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Reply #1 of 8 posted yesterday by Give me caffeine
How happy does it look? If the roots got damaged when you messed with them, or if being stuck inside the box means it got badly root-bound, it may need a bit of TLC for a while. The usual thing with any shrub is to prune it back a bit if you have to lose some of the rootball when transplanting, and to give it extra water for a while.

It's a bit late to worry about being more tender. I'd just apply common sense (along with food and water) and see how it goes.

Oh and in Zone 10 and with it probably being spring where you are, I'd think about some mulch for summer. Roses love lucerne mulch. I think you call it alfalfa over there.
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Reply #2 of 8 posted yesterday by mamabotanica
Thanks much! Will focus on water (praying for rain here!) and deep mulch as we move into the summer. I hope it recovers as it is a lovely rose when it does it's one big show.
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Reply #3 of 8 posted yesterday by Andrew from Dolton
It's a rose that likes cool moist roots.
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Reply #4 of 8 posted yesterday by Give me caffeine
It should do a second show in autumn if it's happy (and if it's deadheaded so autumn energy doesn't go into making hips from the summer blooms). I've seen a Zephy flowering in autumn before.
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Reply #5 of 8 posted yesterday by Jay-Jay
One big show? This rose is almost never without a flower and has several flushes during the season...
Or is the one big show due to the available amount of water at Your place?
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Reply #6 of 8 posted yesterday by Andrew from Dolton
I've picked flowers in November and it was one of the first roses to flower too. It grows well in a cool damp climate.
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Reply #7 of 8 posted yesterday by Margaret Furness
I grow its sport, Kathleen Harrop, on its own roots, in zone 9b. It strikes readily from cuttings, so I'd suggest as a backup, you start some cuttings going.
Well-established plants in my clay soil, with mulch, get little or no supplementary watering; I wouldn't get away with that on sandy soil. We do get occasional summer rain. KH flowers most of the time.
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Reply #8 of 8 posted yesterday by Give me caffeine
I remember reading that one person (in Vermont I think*) had quite different results growing ZD and KH. He found KH was much more resistant to disease.

Which might sound odd, but then sports are sports because of mutations, and it's quite possible that mutations will also affect things other than colour.

*Found it. South Carolina. See: http://paulzimmermanroses.blogspot.com.au/2010/02/rose-to-know-kathleen-harrop.html
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Initial post yesterday by Margaret Furness
Tea IDs are often messy. I'm told that the rose sold as Dr Grill in Australia is usually William R Smith, and the true Dr Grill may be the rose sold in Australia as Comtesse Riza du Parc.
Elsewhere it is also complicated: see the description page. "'Dr. Grill' in USA is not the original rose. 'Mme Lombard' is sold in Europe sometimes as 'Dr. Grill'."
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Initial post 2 days ago by Margaret Furness
Thank you for photos of NZ-bred roses.
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Initial post 5 days ago by Jay-Jay
Thank You, for al those hip and plant photo's!
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 5 days ago by Margaret Furness
Some weren't in focus, but it was a rare chance to document them. David Ruston used to deadhead the roses in the Heritage Roses in Australia Collection vigorously, but is no longer able to tend them; so they are setting hips perhaps for the first time. English phrase: while the cat's away, the mice will play!
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Reply #2 of 3 posted 4 days ago by Jay-Jay
Wanneer de kat van huis is, dansen de muizen op tafel.
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Reply #3 of 3 posted 4 days ago by Margaret Furness
I think I understand that!
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