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Discussion id : 80-553
most recent 18 SEP 14 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 17 SEP 14 by Jay-Jay
Has anyone seen Mr. Lincoln behaving like this before?
Reply #1 of 4 posted 17 SEP 14 by Margaret Furness
Dishonest Abe?
Reply #2 of 4 posted 18 SEP 14 by Jay-Jay
What do You mean by that Margaret?
Reply #3 of 4 posted 18 SEP 14 by Margaret Furness
Sorry, it was a feeble joke. Abraham Lincoln was known in his time as "Honest Abe" (I wish we could say the same of many politicians now): but in your photo Mr Lincoln was showing a different and unknown side of himself!
Reply #4 of 4 posted 18 SEP 14 by Jay-Jay
I knew the abbr. for Abraham, but didn't make the connection with MISTER Lincoln.
And I didn't know about the supplement HONEST.
Thank You for the info and the joke.
Discussion id : 76-822
most recent 14 MAR 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 20 FEB 14 by Slave to the garden
I find protecting it in a flower garden or perennial garden and some shade , it is the most beautiful red rose in my garden. Thick petals, last on plant for a long time and are long stemmed. The bush took a few years to become what it is now, a huge tall strong gorgeous red. A must for any rose garden.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 20 FEB 14 by HMF Admin
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with the HMF community - that's what HMF is all about.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 14 MAR 14 by Slave to the garden
Your welcome, the site is wonderful and so informative. After gardening and being a avid Rosarian for over 35 years, you learn one thing early on, every time you walk In the garden it is a lesson. And sharing that knowledge is what it is all about.
Discussion id : 76-346
most recent 2 FEB 14 SHOW ALL
Initial post 29 JAN 14 by rose88
Hello !

I recive by mail order bareroot rose of
He only has one arm (one stick)

not 3 stick as we all know.
(the rose have healthy root and stick by the way .)

Did he develop to a good bush ?
(a balanced and good discourse)

Reply #1 of 4 posted 31 JAN 14 by Danda
With patience and care this rose ought to be quite okay.
I find that when planting bare-root roses, the root system is far more important than the top bits.
Most are pruned way back anyway. The more root area it has in proportion to the top growth, the faster it will establish and thrive.
So long as it is a healthy specimen it WILL grow and thrive given proper care.
Sometimes these smaller lower "grade" bare-roots will actually in the course of a growing season equal or even outperform a higher "grade" rose with more canes.
I have had a ton of experience on both sides of the Atlantic and I can't tell you how many times a runt became a prize specimen in a season.
Mister Lincoln is a vigorous rose, so once he starts getting settled, he won't stop!
Good luck!
Reply #2 of 4 posted 31 JAN 14 by rose88
Many thanks !
It's really encouraging :-)
Rose had a particularly healthy roots

(You can see a picture of my one stem rose on my pictures )
Reply #3 of 4 posted 2 FEB 14 by Danda
Yes, looks like plenty of root mass to support the healthy cane.
I will wager that given good cultivation and care, your rose will flourish and you will see new canes sprouting and by the end of season, you won't recognise it!
I have actually had success with roses that looked worse off than yours.
Give it good soil and compost, bury the bud union maybe 2 inches either in the bed or in a container, mix in some bone meal and give it regular fertilizer during its first growing season.
You may also wish to dis-bud (remove) the first few flower buds to encourage more leafy and cane growth.
I have never had a bare-root "fail" me given a bit of extra care in this way.
Some will flourish almost instantly and others take a settling in period before they burst with new growth.
A lot of my prize specimens started out looking just like yours.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 2 FEB 14 by rose88
Thanks ! so nice to know they will be o.k.

I wiil send a photo in May....
Discussion id : 73-907
most recent 4 SEP 13 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 4 SEP 13 by jim1961
Hi all,

I purchased and planted a OWN-ROOT Mister Lincoln in 2010.
Disease wise it did well until 2013 season when it developed severe Blackspot disease.
This Mister Lincoln was a slow grower and very slow bloomer...
Acted like it did not like cooler weather also.
This ML stayed compact at 2ft-3.5ft tall and 17" - 20" wide
Bloom sized ranged from 3" - 4"....
Since I'm no spray and ML is out front of the house I'll be removing it at the end of the
2013 growing season.


PS/ Great scent though....
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