Overhanded with fertilizers and lost all my roses?
Sandandsun, has requested I tell what happened to my 127 rose bushes. In 90 to 93, I had acquired about 127 bushes. They were practically on top of one another. I had a little of everything, but the bulk were OGR's.
I entered rose shows. Never won anything major, because I will still a newbie and the roses needed some time to mature. However, I began feeding them lots of alfalfa meal and Mills Magic Rose Mix at every 3-week intervals. When the first frost hit one October, all my roses were fried. The only one that survived was the R.F. Kiftsgate which was planted in different area. I let the soil rest for 10-years because of the fertilizer.
Now I only feed the roses April or March and Last feed btw July 4 not later than the 16th.
By the way, is anyone from the Jersey Shore Rose Society on here.