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17/10/2012 at 17:03

Have just been told by neighbour that wallflowers can affect roses, e.g. 'don't plant wallflowers where you want to plant roses in the future'.

This started me wondering about whether wallflowers could trigger 'Rose repeat disease'.

Does anyone know about this?

17/10/2012 at 17:17

Never heard of that one, I'm afraid.

17/10/2012 at 17:24

Part of the brassica family so club root could be a problem but still can't see a connection to roses.

17/10/2012 at 17:33

Never heard that one before but wallflowers are happy in poor soil whereas roses are quite hungry. Maybe the theory is that if you are feeding/mulching the soil for your roses you may get more lush green growth but fewer flowers on your wallflowers?




17/10/2012 at 17:39

That could be it. The person who told me about this has had the information passed down through the family as a gospel truth.

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