Soil pH = 7.7! Should I plant or cancel my order?
I've ordered 20 rugosa bareroot roses (fru dagmar) to plant a hedge on our property.
Just got our soil test back indicating that our pH is 7.7, and as I understand it, roses need something closer to 6.0.
I know it will take a while to lower that pH and I'm hesitant to plant 20 roses (a large investment!) here. The supplier seemed to think that it might be okay to go ahead and plant but I thought I'd ask here first. Of course I'll be adding sulfur at the appropriate amount to reduce the pH but it will be months before it actually reaches that pH.
Any tips - would you cancel the order and wait until next year to plant? Or give it a shot this year and hope that they will do okay for a few months at a high pH?