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20 Jun 2017 08:31
Thanks Marlorena, I'll try this. I hope the roots establish again. Next time i won't move any roses until the dormant period.
19 Jun 2017 17:55
Hi Marlorena. Thanks, well yes I was thinking that just cut of the buds. I am very upset about this all, need to pull myself together!! How could I even do this? Even when I replanted it, I actually don't think I buried the rootball enough. But I won't disturb it again. Have not killed it then? Is there a chance it will settle down and produce more buds this summer? Won't that be too much water, I may flood it, or is that okay?
19 Jun 2017 17:39
Thanks all. This rose is at the front of the house so it gets sun in the late afternoon....but I can't shade it anymore as it's just there in the flowerbed by the driveway. I will get someone to spray it! I still can't bring myself to cut it down but will try.
19 Jun 2017 16:02
Eek, really? Hmm. Okay I will try to pluck up the courage to do that!!
19 Jun 2017 15:51
Sorry i managed to take a photo of my Troika rose - I am worried as it is still drooping - can I just cut it at the bottom of the drooping buds where it would have been eventually deadheaded as I am afraid to cut it any further when it is not even pruning season?
Look how nice the one flower was - I took this right before my stupidity!
19 Jun 2017 15:21
My mother cut some herself to take to a festival (she's allowed lol!). Look at the prettiness and the range of colours:
You know what Dovefromabove, you're right, I have also never seen it succumb to blackspot - my folks have lived here 11 years, and it was already esablished when they got here, so it's obviously done really well. Not very thorny either and just seems to get bigger and better. Amazing fragrance from all around! Second flush is good but not as good as the first haha.
Haha Hostafan, you my dear would be welcome anytime because at least you've annouced you're coming for it!
19 Jun 2017 15:10
Thank you B3
19 Jun 2017 11:42
The last pic flowered - I still don't know what it is!? Thanks in advance.
19 Jun 2017 11:34
Hi guys - thanks for all the great advice. I think you're right in that I need to verify the facts first as to who exactly took what. Otherwise I may just let it go. If anything I'll go and talk to them directly. I don't tend to see people going in and out, and I've never seen the gardener so that's why I feel a bit awkward and creeped out about it all. I don't actually know the lady well, but I've seen her a couple of times as she delivers the Neighbourhood Watch magazine. It may not even have been her or her gardener - if I can be bothered I'll ask them, if not I'll just let it go. A few days have passed now, I can't be bothered with it all, it's just a rose bush. Thanks.
18 Jun 2017 01:20
Hi sorry wasn't really sure where to post this and apologies it's just some general advice I need. So while I was doing the lawn this morning with my father, a neighbour came to say hello and told us that a couple of days ago he saw the opposite neighbour's gardener come to our front garden and cut roses from our Buff Beauty hybrid musk rose. He also came back and took a cutting/cuttings? and gave it to the said neighbour (not him, the lady who's gardener he must have been).
So our specimen of Buff Beauty is amazing this year, it's huge, very fragrant and extremely floriferous. It might be the envy of the neighbours. But we live in a quiet street and I never expected someone to come and just help themselves to not only flowers from the plant but also cuttings, without asking us. I feel like I want to put a note through their door and say 'the rose is called Buff Beauty, it can be bought from David Austin or Peter Beales if you'd rather not take cuttings'. Would this be rude of me? Thing is the said neighbour has nice rose bushes themselves so I don't understand why they'd do this. Also why not just ask us? I'm not upset, all for sharing plants, but just a tad annoyed! As I wouldn't go and help myself to anyone else's roses! Any ideas? I have a beautiful Rose de Rescht at the front too and worried as I don't want anyone taking cuttings from it without asking me.
18 Jun 2017 01:00
Thanks Ceres, is it okay to cut it back now? Just didn't realise roses were so delicate as they look so hardy. Gave it good watering and I really hope it comes back to blooming this year.
17 Jun 2017 23:42
I replanted a hybrid tea rose in the middle of it's blooming! In the storm two weeks ago, it had been lifted out of thte ground by the wind force and the rootball was hanging out. Actually it was never planted properly in the first place as the root ball has been always somewhat above ground level. It was bugging me so I dug it out and replanted it into a deeper hole in the same place.
It had one flower which had opened and this has now died. It had 5 buds which have now wilted. Do you think it can recover? I can't believe I did this, should have left it, really hope I haven't killed it! thing is last year I moved a rose in summer too, and that one was fine! More soil fell away from the root on today's though. I hope someone will say it will recover and carry on blooming.
Last edited: 17 June 2017 23:43:36
08 Jun 2017 01:01
Gosh. Reading all this is awful. Don't want to take my cousin to this now! She's only in the UK for a fortnight and don't want any bad or annoying experiences for her. Does anyone know if I'll be able to get a refund? I'm calling them first thing tomorrow.
07 Jun 2017 21:01
Oh dear. We're going on Sunday and taking my young cousin from abroad who's on her first ever trip out of her home country. We are showing her the UK and thought Chatsworth flower show would be a nice introduction! Is it really that bad? Also my mum has plantar fascitis and can't walk much. So it'd be nice if there are seats dotted about in case she needs to rest.
07 Jun 2017 01:55
I'm not sure Andy Leeds. How big are they the ones in the laen? Can't you fork it out? I found it came out fairly easily but I don't know from the lawn
07 Jun 2017 01:50
I would like to know the answer to this too as we have ants nests throughout the lawn and red ones at the edges as per someone else
07 Jun 2017 01:46
Hi I'm not sure as I only soaked mine for a few hours. Mine has taken about two months, possibly more for flowers to appear.
07 Jun 2017 01:34
Hi I'm not the most experienced but I have had experience with the above. Scented geraniums can be really vigorous - I've seen one in a maaasssive terracotta pot at a medicinal garden in London. they must keep pruning and shaping it and have it in a conservatory. I gave mine and all th cutting plants away because I had no space and they got really big. I miss them though, they are so wonderfully scented. Take a leaf and let the water run onto as you're running a bath and it givesa nice, relaxing aroma.
I have an aloe vera and a spider plant which I hardly water, maybe once a month for the latter, but others might do differently to me. I think the aloe vera needs more light than the spider plant but they both need light.
Last edited: 07 June 2017 01:36:57
07 Jun 2017 00:24
Blues are lovely, I would leave it. I think irises are beautiful whatever the colour!
06 Jun 2017 23:25
No I haven't tried trading standards..don't want to go that far really. Sorry, just been upset today. I might just leave it. Companies like this get away with it and will carry on as ever.