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Discussion id : 18-502
most recent 5 MAY 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 5 MAY 07 by Julie King
I have a climbing rose, what i need to know is if it is too late (5/5/07) in the year or too eary to trim it down. I live in Indiana
Discussion id : 16-976
most recent 18 APR 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 28 FEB 07 by Unregistered Guest
Help, can't find info!

Our new house that has 2 rosebushes under the front window. They appear to be some climbing type I least the branches are very long and spindly and it's trying to grab up onto the window screen. They are also *extremely* thorny with lots of tiny and some larger spikes. They did have a few blooms on them last summer when we moved in...they're single flowers, pink edges with white centers.

I've tried to look and find out what kind it is and what to do with it, but I guess not knowing anything about roses at all, I'm not typing in the right query. It's already warming up here (north TX) and the leaves are coming out so I guess it may be too late to do much this year. I did buy some rose food and sprinkled it around.

If you could point me in the right direction it would be much appreciated!
Reply #1 of 6 posted 6 MAR 07 by Unregistered Guest
Is there another rose forum somewhere where the post are actually answered?
Reply #3 of 6 posted 6 MAR 07 by Lyn G
There are lots of ways to find information on the HelpMeFind site. You might try using the advanced search feature to identify your rose. (Most rosarians hesitate to identify roses from photos, even excellent photos, because roses grow and look different in various micro-climates.) You can find various posts on how to use the advanced search by doing a search of the archived answers to questions to the Q & A Forum. (Just put "Advanced Search" in the search field and make sure the "Match phrase exactly" radio button is selected. You can also search the Q & A Forum archives for answers to questions on climbers.

Good luck with your roses.


Reply #2 of 6 posted 6 MAR 07 by HMF Admin

First, I think you might have more luck if you were to ask a more specific question. Second, this site is loaded with information about growing and caring for roses. Please feel free to explore the "Care" section of the Q&A. Also the Ezine has some very good articles that will be helpful.

If you are looking for help identifying your mystery rose you going to need to take a good close up photo. Even then identification is almost impossible - there are tens of thousands of roses !
Reply #4 of 6 posted 7 MAR 07 by Unregistered Guest
Thank you both. I happened to discover that a family member has grown roses and she was able to give me some pointers on pruning them (she said it would still be ok since buds hadn't set). Still not sure what they are, but they look a lot better at least. I will try searching the site again for more information.
Reply #5 of 6 posted 17 APR 07 by Unregistered Guest
Just thought I'd update that whatever they are, they're glossy and green, absolutely loaded with blooms now and just beautiful. I guess I did something right:-) Thanks for this site!
Reply #6 of 6 posted 18 APR 07 by HMF Admin
You are welcome, thanks for sharing your experience with us.
Discussion id : 16-396
most recent 29 JAN 07 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 28 JAN 07 by marjan
Does anybody know if it would be possible to use a Banksae as groundcover, i.e. would it root itself? (or any other even more vigorous rose?? ) maybe i could help it by pinning it down at intervals?
i would like to cover a VERY steep bank of about 10m wide and c 2m high and thought about planting this rose at the top and let it go down
i live in the south of france, mixed clay soil, zone 8a
Reply #1 of 1 posted 29 JAN 07 by Amy's Idaho Rose Garden
would think that fortuniana would perform nicely for this.
It can grow up to 40 feet in height and 8 feet in width.
And you could probably peg it along this hillside and it would be beautiful.
But plan on it covering it. And you would most likely need several.
Discussion id : 15-753
most recent 8 JAN 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 3 JAN 07 by stratorick
    I have read that 'Nevada' can be a difficult rose to grow. I live in Shoreline Wa. Zone 8B. Does anyone have tips for growing this rose?
Reply #1 of 4 posted 4 JAN 07 by Cass
I've never read this. Is your plant own root? I wonder if rootstock incompatability might be a factor. In any event, it is grown all over Europe budded to canina or Laxa rootstock, and it is a luscious thing. I have just bought a very small rooted cutting and expect great things. What problems, exactly, have you heard about?
Reply #2 of 4 posted 4 JAN 07 by stratorick
  In Carolyn Parker's book "R Is for rose" She mentions that she had it for three years and moved it around until she found the right spot. Just by-the-by, for a "coffee table" book it's not bad. There are gorgeous pictures of not only Nevada but Austrian Copper and many others. The book can be had pretty inexpensively on an unnamed online ordering company. My Nevada band will be on it's own roots. Do you think the budded plant would perform better? I had a beautiful plant of Celestial that was budded and it was overtaken by the canina stock so I'm leary of budded plants. My garden is large with well over 60 rose plants so watching for rootstock invasion is a little tedious.  I have also pre-ordered Nevada in a gallon sz. in case the band is too slow. Thanks for your reply. Rick
Reply #3 of 4 posted 4 JAN 07 by Cass
Rick, I detest budded plants, so I'm willing to try to grow out Nevada OR. I have to admit that I don't see it in gardens where I'd expect to, which might indicate something about being weak on its own roots. I bought both Nevada and the pink sport, Marguerite Hilling, after I saw them at La Roseraie du Val-du-Marne a l'Hay-Les-Roses. Spectacular!

Reply #4 of 4 posted 8 JAN 07 by stratorick
  Wow, I just checked out Marguerite Hilling. Looks like another must have. What a beautiful rose. Thanks for the heads-up. How amazing that this is a sport of Nevada.
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