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Offline Katja

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Month of Roses
« on: October 06, 2009, 20:17:48 PM »

October is said to be the month of roses. Mine are starting with their first flush.

Dainty Bess


Pacesetter


Peace


Yellow Butterfly


Woburn Abby


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Re: Month of Roses
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2009, 21:18:17 PM »
 :clap: :clap: :clap:

Is yellow butterfly a good bloomer?
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Re: Month of Roses
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2009, 23:34:49 PM »
Katja, they are all beautiful!  :clap: :clap: I like the first and the last two ones most  :love: :love:

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Re: Month of Roses
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2009, 12:12:39 PM »

Thanks Joyce & Rena.

Yellow Butterfly is what they call a landscape rose. A very good bloomer and growing into a nice bush. With some roses one needs to plant two or
three together to get a nice show of flowers but that one is just a single plant.

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Re: Month of Roses
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2009, 12:54:20 PM »
Katja your roses are beautifull! :love:I wish i could grow roses but i tried and they are not happy where i live - i think it is too hot.The only ones that stays good looking is the white icebergs.

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Re: Month of Roses
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2009, 12:59:36 PM »
Katja
Very nice indeed especially Dainty Bess  :love:  :love:  :love:
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Re: Month of Roses
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2009, 15:20:55 PM »
Lovely Katja - I like the Woburn Abby - very pretty.  I don't know what is wrong with my one rose - Blue Fairy - the buds form, they start opening, and before they're fully open, they sort of shrivel and wither   :(  The Black Baccara just keeps giving the most beautiful roses - no complaints there - it's just not a fragrant rose, and I miss that.  Wonder what could be wrong with Blue Fairy  ???
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Re: Month of Roses
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2009, 12:31:03 PM »

Thank you for your nice comments.

Kareen, you get a lot of misty weather in Newcastle? Could be mildew. With mildew the flower petals stick together and eventually rot before opening.

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Re: Month of Roses
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2009, 15:51:48 PM »
Katja, we don't really have a lot of mist here - I can't understand this at all.  Both the roses are planted in exactly the same soil mix - each in their own container on my front steps - they get equal treatment, same water, both get good sun.  The Black Baccara is flowering so happily and the blooms are beautiful, but the Blue Fairy's blooms are just not opening.  I have checked it for insects etc - I don't see anything.  Maybe I should open one of the blooms and check the petals inside for mildew.  I did mist them both a little while ago, perhaps I shouldn't do that.  I know absolutely nothing about growing roses, these are my first roses I've ever owned, so it's a big learning curve for me.
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Re: Month of Roses
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2009, 16:09:51 PM »

Kareen,

Some roses are more prone to disease than others. Could be that the Blue Fairy is one of them.
www.ludwigsroses.co.za have information about pest & diseases under their "care" section.