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most recent 2 OCT HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 2 OCT by perpetua
stunning!the roses look like whipped cream!
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Initial post 25 AUG by perpetua
stunning!!! I look forward to planting my own Dinky next spring!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 16 SEP by Janine Arlette
You will be a happy camper :-) This rose is without any disease and v e r y vigorous in my garden. The huge bloom clusters are the most beautiful part, of course.
I ordered two more in order to plant a hedge to my neighbours.
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most recent 25 AUG HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 25 AUG by perpetua
gorgeous!!! I can barely wait to see it flowering in my garden!
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most recent 6 JUL HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 6 JUL by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Perpetua: I love your healthy leaves & lots of blooms.
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Reply #1 of 5 posted 6 JUL by perpetua
well,to be honest,a lot of my roses have been getting ill lately...it's the July/August curse:nice healthy leaves in May and June and Apocalypse now later on.Some even lose their leaves almost entirely!I used to panic like crazy,but now I know it's just the heat(up to 38celsius this summer) and they will recover by autumn or even next spring.Mildew is reigning supreme,blackspot and yellowspot well represented and also orangespot,this is a new one for me.Orleans rose is keeping quite nicely,even though it's next to Paul neyron,who is covered in orangespot.I tried plucking the leaves off him,but I stopped,as he was getting quite bald.I sprayed him,but the leaves are still orange.
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Reply #2 of 5 posted 6 JUL by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Paul Neyron gave me hell as own-root. Black-spotted in my black clay made acidic with alfalfa pellets. So I put him in a fast-draining pot and he improved. Then I replanted him in the ground & made my clay loamy with gypsum, and he was healthy at least. Paul prefers alkaline pH, and was healthy when topped with horse manure (pH 8). Re-post the info. from my HMF profile:

Over-fertilization: wilting, leaves curl down.
Too acidic: leaves curl up & thinner, and blackspots.
Too alkaline: Pale, leaves twisted & crinkled (copper def).
Potassium def: zero blooms, balling, thin & weak stems, and blackspots.
Calcium def: less petals, stunt growth & tip die-back
Nitrogen def: small leaves & pale LOWEST leaves
Sulfur def: entire plant is pale & stunt growth
Iron def: pale UPPER leaves with greener veins
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Reply #3 of 5 posted 6 JUL by perpetua
thank you for posting this!ok,then my curled up leaves are not because of rains,but more likely because of overfertilization!Some roses don't mind,but some absolutely hate it.I nearly ruined my Rosanna by overfertilizing it!It's naturally vigorous,so it doesn't need too much feeding.Didn't know that,so now I have a huuuge climber with loads of leaves and not that many flowers.(there were lots of flowers though,but they seemed few compared to the leaves!)I've pruned it quite a bit,fed it just 1l of fertilizer and we'll see what happens.I might even drop the fertilizer to 750/500 ml,though it does seem drastic.Crimson glory,king of siam,queen victoria,sombreuil got the same amount of feed(5l) and they were just fine.It's tough to be a beginner.
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Reply #4 of 5 posted 6 JUL by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5a
Your many-blooms pictures beat the experienced rosarians !! You do a fantastic job in growing roses, and your pictures are the proof. Too much acidic rain make leaves THINNER, then curl up, and too much fertilizer also make leaves wilt & curly in hot sun.
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Reply #5 of 5 posted 6 JUL by perpetua
thank you for your kind words of encouragement!
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