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Initial post 10 JAN by jeffbee
I need help on this rose....
I got it in august in beijing with hot summer. it grows very light green and small leaves, and also does not flower at all....
the canes are very thin.but according to the pic others shared, the leaves should be dark green and big, and the remontance should be good.
I grow it with other 50 varieties together, only this one behaves weird...
why...?
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Reply #1 of 3 posted 15 JUN by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5b
I have Munstead Wood for 6 years as own-root. My Munstead Wood has more blooms than the rose park's grafted-on-Dr.Huey, so it does better as own-root. It likes alkaline minerals. I almost killed it when I put too much acidic gypsum to break up my alkaline clay, and had to replace the soil with bagged alkaline clay before it pumped out 40+ blooms per flush. It needs high potassium fertilizer before the scent can be maximized. Potassium helps with thicker stems and more blooming. I use sulfate of potash with my alkaline tap water, but if I have too much acidic rain, I soak high-potassium-pea gravel into acidic rain water to supply potassium.
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Reply #2 of 3 posted yesterday by jeffbee
THANK YOU!
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Reply #3 of 3 posted today by StrawChicago Alkaline clay 5b
Calcium & potassium are also in bio char, or half-burnt wood-ash. I burn tree branches, then throw water on top so instead of getting white ash, I get black charred wood. Munstead Wood likes bio char (pH over 12) after week-long of acidic rain (pH 4.5) here.
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