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2 days ago
How to dead head and when to prune.
2 days ago
Planted in the fall of 2017 and grew to 7ft by fall of 2018. Reblooming has not been great. Need to figure out pruning properly. And best way to set huge canes that come up all summer.
Advice from member to snap at penducle for reblooming.
4 days ago
On the western side of my garden the hedge has become over grown. I'm gradually cutting it back and tying down the living hazel poles so they sprout along their entire length. Each one I cut yields one or two stakes for pegging down roses. Like the hazel, many roses benefit from having their longest shoots pegged down and having flowers all along the length of the rose stem rather than far fewer right at the top.
5 days ago
Today (16/9/18) I took cuttings from my specimens of 'General Schablikine' and "Vestey's Pink Tea" in an effort to see how they perform and look, given identical treatment. I have observed these two roses to be similar but not identical as is claimed by others.
My previous attempt at striking cuttings from the two failed. Gen Schablikine struck, but Vestey's Pink didn't, so I'm starting again hoping to be able to compare own-root plants of the same age.

The cuttings taken today were cut from stems of approximately the same thickness and length, placed in damp sand in identical pots and covered with plastic bottles with the bottoms cut off. Hormone rooting liquid was used identically on both samples. Obviously, each pot of cuttings was carefully labelled with the appropriate name.
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