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strange behaviour in roses

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 13:54

Not sure what's going on, then, but the fact that the roses entwined and flowered has nothing to do with the change in characteristics - pollination would only affect the seeds of the roses, not the roses themselves.

The likeliest thing is that the changed branch is a throwback to the rose that yours was bred from, so what has happened with it would be called regression.

strange behaviour in roses

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 13:16

Are you sure that you haven't had a sucker come up on at least one of the roses? Check if the branches come from above or below the graft (a knobbly section just above the ground). If they come from below they are suckers coming from the rootstock, which is different from the normal flowers. It will probably have leaflets which are a paler green than the rest, too.

If they are suckers they need to be removed by cutting off as close to where they emerge as possible. If you don't do this they will take over the rose and the graft will eventually die, leaving you with only the suckering shoots and their flowers.

bedding plants

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 12:59

If you want plants in flower, you could get some forget-me-nots, which are available in blue, pink and white. They are perfectly hardy, if short-lived, but will self-seed. For `a stronger pink you could try some double daisies. In a few weeks both will be done and you can replace them with standard bedding.

Cobea- rotting

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 12:54

It could be damping off, too. To prevent that, reduce watering and improve air circulation - difficult indoors, I know. Are you using sterile compost? If not, try a copper fungicide drench on what you do use. Also, try opening up the compost with perlite, and only water from the bottom. Good luck!

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 28/04/2012 at 12:45

Overcast with showers a brief dry spells in North Yorks. Some planting out needs to be done, but it's too soggy to step on the lawn yet.

Complete weed and feed near veg

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 22:03

Providing he didn't put it actually on the veg you will have no problem. If he did get it on the veg you'll soon know as they'll show the effects of the weedkiller component.

Fruit tree fans or espaliers

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 21:22

Does it have to be in this position? Most fruit trees want plenty of sunshine to fruit well, and won't be happy on your fence.

Geraniums not flowering

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 21:19

Don't go mad on the tomato food, either - over-feeding with anything will promote lush growth at the expense of flowers. You should have had flowers last year - I'd suggest that you don't feed before you have some flowers.

tomato plants

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 16:08

Is there any chance that they are too wet? Seedlings like to be moist, but not wet.

Where are you keeping them? Baby tomatoes need reasonably mild temperatures.

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 15:54

Greening up rapidly here too, and there's a funny yellow thing in the sky.

Any ideas? I don't recognize it...

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