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rose identification

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 16:52

The rose that's most like it that I know is Rosa Alexander Hill Gray which is a shrub rose, and there's also a climbing form ... it has very quilled petals, but the ones in your photo do look quite exaggerated.  

Have a look here and see what you think 

Something to grow up south facing trellis that keeps winter coverage

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 16:40

It would be worth asking around to see if Solanum crispum 'Glasnevin' is hardy in your part of Scotland

Weed id please

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 16:19

Artemisia vulgaris aka Mugwort

Seedling ID, please

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 13:46

I was thinking that, but I hesitated 'cos the seed-leaves don't look right... they're usually lobed aren't they?

Tree rose

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 13:03

I don't know that rose but it's advertised as having excellent disease resistance.

I don't recognise that redness as 'rust'  ... are there any orange spots on the undersides of the leaves? 

As I said, it does look congested which will help provide ideal conditions for any fungal infection ... I would be tempted to thin out the head a bit.  

What do other forum members think? 

Last edited: 14 July 2017 13:04:18

Just having a moan

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 12:48

Presumably it's to do with the postal service, whichever option is being paid for 

How to find someone that errected greenhouses

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 11:57

Perhaps contact your local Horticultural Society so see if members can recommend anyone? 

Kew Gardens visit, July 2017

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 11:16

Some really fantastic photos .... I almost feel as if I was there with you after all 

Thank you everyone.  

What deficiency is this?

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 09:42
Mike Allen says:

..... some preventive measures might be applied.  In some instances the removal of affected leaves, and perhaps the cutting away of infected wood or stem.

Going back to the forum post.  It can clearly be seen that the whole plant is a victim.  Look at the leaves.  No way can these leaves be rejuvinated.  One might go as far as saying,  These leaves are symbols of living death.  ......

 There seems to be a confusion of the issue here ... we're not talking about infection ... we're talking about a nutritional imbalance.  

"...These leaves are symbols of living death.  ......"  a ridiculous oxymoron ...  they're not symbolic of anything ... they're a symptom of ill-health.   Very different.  

The affected leaves may not be 'cureable' but if the nutritional imbalance is corrected in time future growth can be healthy.  

This is not the same as 'feeding a sick plant' which is sometimes likened to giving a sick patient a rich meal ... it's more like making sure the patient has the correct nutrition for his bodily functions to operate healthily.  

"Scientifically qualified" people at the RHS give this advice 

Last edited: 14 July 2017 09:49:27

Tree rose

Posted: 14/07/2017 at 09:26

I can't see anything that looks like 'rust' but it doesn't look totally healthy ... it's a bit congested which would make it susceptible to fungal infections, especially in warm dampness ... do you know which variety it is?  Some are more prone to such things than others ... 

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