HelpMeFind Roses, Clematis and Peonies
Roses, Clematis and Peonies
and everything gardening related.
DescriptionPhotosLineageAwardsReferencesMember RatingsMember CommentsMember JournalsCuttingsGardensBuy From 
'AUSleap' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 125-230
most recent 24 JAN 21 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 24 JAN 21 by ....
post deleted by user
Discussion id : 15-920
most recent 19 JUL 07 SHOW ALL
Initial post 9 JAN 07 by gardening45
I have a sweet juliet rose bush.  I rarely prune her down very far, but have noticed that she isn't blooming like she should.  Do you suggest I prune her back real good this year....will this help produce a better crop?
Reply #1 of 8 posted 17 MAR 07 by Dove Cochrane
I don't think hard pruning will get the results you want. When roses bloom they are heavy feeders if you haven replenished the soil that could be the reason for lack of blooms. Try feeding your Juliet a good rose food (E.B. Stone make one) and see it that helps her to bloom more this season.
Reply #2 of 8 posted 19 MAR 07 by gardening45
Your are probabley right. I must admit, I fail at the feeding. Each year I make it a goal to feed better...I am going to try again this year. I ended up pruning her down half way. So far she is coming out beautifully. So with food, compost & water, i hope to have a beautiful Juliette. Thanks for you share. Happy Spring.
Reply #3 of 8 posted 19 MAR 07 by Dove Cochrane
Even if you forget to buy a rose food the next time you're at the store, you can whip up a banana and some molasses in a blender of water and pour that in a circle around the drip line. (about a foot away from the trunk)
Good luck with your Juliet,
Reply #4 of 8 posted 28 JUN 07 by wordycat
That is a great tip! I know that those are both things roses like. What ratio of water and molasses to one banana ( whole or just peel)? How much for a pot and how much in ground? No, I guess I can't cook without a recipe. Haha.
Reply #5 of 8 posted 28 JUN 07 by Dove Cochrane
Oh my gosh, that's kind of tough for me because I just whip it up.
I suggest about a 1/2 cup of molasses, 1 banana and a blender about 2/3s full of water.

Reply #6 of 8 posted 29 JUN 07 by wordycat
Thank you! You are probably a great cook also if you just whip it up. Is that blender full just for one plant? Hope I am not a bother.
Reply #7 of 8 posted 2 JUL 07 by Dove Cochrane
Unlike baking, It's really not crucial to be 'oh so precise'.
You can divide the slop between 3 or 4 roses, or pour it around the base of just one.
It's not really enough to have a profound effect on a dozen rose bushes.

When you use it, if it sort of glops on the surface of the, just scratch it in or water it in to the soil.
Reply #8 of 8 posted 19 JUL 07 by Unregistered Guest
Pruning may help to encourage new growth and blooming but remember that there are many other factors at play. Does the rose get enough sun? I also recommend adding a generous layer of compost mulch every year. Good luck. Sweet Juliet is a wonderful rose.
© 2022