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What to do?

Posted by redwolfdoc 5b (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 17, 14 at 20:26

Hello!

My first rose was Julia Child. I planted her before I had any real idea of what I was doing. She's performed well for me and survived three Canadian winters and counting. But -- this year, having learned a lot more, I realize that I have planted her with the graft an inch or two above the soil line. I tried digging her out to replant, but her roots are quite well established, and I was unable to do it without either damaging large roots and/or destroying nearby plants. I let it be. She took quite a hit this winter but seems to have made it - there's still green above the graft.

So what now? Do I try to loosen things enough to sink her down and bury the graft, do I give her a permanent mound, or do I just leave her as is?

Thanks!
Karen


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RE: What to do?

Years ago I did the same thing. Pile on some good soil so that the graft is buried one inch such that the mound has a bowl in the middle. Then put on 1-2 inches of mulch.


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RE: What to do?

If you can bend one of the canes so that that part of the cane can buried for several inches, it wiil form roots at that point. See:

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/hil/hil-8701.html

Here is a link that might be useful: link for layering article


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