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The Rose

Posted by chilliwin EU DK 7 (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 24, 13 at 10:02

This is my second times I post here, I think. Actually I do not grow roses. I grow chilies. I have a couple of rose plants the other two are very small red. They are not in the containers and without any protection they survive the winter snow many years. Since last year I started take care of my roses, such as trim and fertilize :-).

The temperature here is now 1 C to 4 C, all my other plants are dying but this rose is blooming. I am very surprised to see her potential to deal this harsh climate. She has only two flowers.

Rose 24NOV13A photo IMG_3932640x480_zps44ab3709.jpg

Rose 24NOV13B photo IMG_3933640x480_zps922b5485.jpg

It is the same plant. The leaves are a bit yellowish, I do not know the exact problems it may cause by the climate or nutrient deficiency. I have not fertilized about 2 months now. To see these yellowish leaves I am thinking to fertilize the plant. So I am requesting some advice here.


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RE: The Rose

  • Posted by hoovb z9 Southern CA (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 24, 13 at 11:21

A number of possibilities.

When the soil gets cold some plants can no longer easily absorb the nutrients that are present and plentiful in the soil. When it warms up again, they can.

It could be that the rose is getting ready to drop its foliage for the winter.

The plant could use some fertilizer. If winter is coming on, it's usually not the best time to fertilize.

There could be a soil deficiency or an extreme pH that the plant cannot handle.

If you are in the EU likely it's normal winter response. Wait until spring to do anything.

RE: The Rose

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Sun, Nov 24, 13 at 12:40

I wouldn't fertilize now. Wait until spring. The rose is going dormant now and you don't want to encourage new growth that will not make it through the winter. Otherwise it looks very happy and healthy so I'd just let it go to sleep for the winter.

RE: The Rose

hoovb and seil, thank you for the advice.


RE: The Rose

That's a pretty rose. You can get some good compost and put that down in the spring. Some people here like to push straw around the plants after the ground freezes but before the snow piles up around the stems to save more green wood for spring.

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