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'Blue Moon' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 57-830
most recent 10 OCT 11 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 10 OCT 11 by mongrel1999
My friends had this beautifull climbing rose back in the 70's. I always admired it's gorgeouse flowers and scent. I would really like this rose in my garden but the HMF website is playing up and giving me addresses of suppliers around the world instead of locally. Not a great start for my first time on this site.
Reply #1 of 2 posted 10 OCT 11 by Lyn G
Welcome to HMF.

I've just checked the BUY FROM TAB and there are several nurseries in the United Kingdom which list this rose as available in their inventories. Since there are so many nurseries listed on HMF, it is necessary for the nursery to keep their inventory lists up-to-date.

When you click the BUY FROM tab on a rose page, you will see the sponsoring nurseries listed first, then at the bottom of the page there is a button you may click to find other nurseries which may carry the rose.

Reply #2 of 2 posted 10 OCT 11 by mongrel1999
Thank you Lyn.
It's just that I filled the location tabs and expected to be given nurseries in the United Kingdom first.
I am now waiting for two companies to reply to my enquiry. One doesn't permit orders from it's website, only email.... Very strange.

Best regards.... Mongrel1999. I'm a doggy person as well as a gardener. :)
Discussion id : 42-677
most recent 23 FEB 10 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 23 FEB 10 by JM
I registered about 1 hour ago but still have not received a confirmation email so I can't confirm and can't use site features. Help!
Reply #1 of 1 posted 23 FEB 10 by HMF Admin
Our support department is contacting you directly. Most likely their is a typo in your email address. We'll sort it out.
Discussion id : 37-997
most recent 14 JUL 09 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 14 JUL 09 by a_carl76
This is one of my favorites of the "blue" roses. The plant is nicely shaped and needs just a little bit of help with disease control. Produces lots of fragrant blossoms throughout the year and survives zone 5b winters with flying colors. I highly recommend this rose.
Discussion id : 3-576
most recent 8 JUL 09 SHOW ALL
Initial post 25 FEB 04 by Anonymous-797
We planted Blue Moon this year and each time the new buds begin to open, the edges are brown. When the flowers do open, they don't appear to be very strong and don't last long. Can anyone tell us what is wrong and how to correct it?
Reply #1 of 2 posted 4 NOV 03 by Unregistered Guest
I think this is the nature of this rose bush. I grow it also and experience the same thing. It has thin canes, weak necks, NO fragrance...but I love the color. The brown edges could also be the result of fungal problems or thrips which are common in warm, humid climate.
Reply #2 of 2 posted 8 JUL 09 by John Moody
It could be a couple of things in my experience.
Firstly, check for thrips. They are tiny little insects that live in the blooms and literally suck the juice right out of them, leaving the petals to turn brown and wrinkle. They are about 1/2 the size of a flea and move very quickly inside the blooms so you have to be quick and look between petals.
Secondly, the weather could be very hot which will brown the edges of alot of the lighter colored mauve roses.
Third, I would check to be sure you are giving the rose plenty of water. IF it is hot and dry, that will shrivel a mauve bloom in no time flat. So, be sure you are waterig them enough and properly. Water at the base of the bush and not with an overhead sprinkler from the top that gets the new petals all wet. That will cause brown discoloration on many-but not all-of the lighter colored roses as well.
Last, but least likely is a nutrition question. Are you fertilizing?? Are you OVER-fertilizing which can also burn and cause the blooms to suffer.
Just a few thoughts.
Good luck with them.
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