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A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 10/03/2013 at 13:50

Thanks to the wonderful advice off this site and you great gardeners, I now have two of the biggest (minature) rose flowers I have ever seen!

Thank you all, and have a wonderful summer!

Phil x

A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 21:12

Oooh, Lyn. I can see what you mean. I shall have to get some more pots!

When I was a teenager, illness forced me to eschew sport so I took up gardening and became something of an expert.

40 years later, I haven't got a clue!.Foolish old person.

A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 13:43

Thank you all for the wonderful responses and advice. Doveabove, like the rest of you, talks a lot of sense and it is true, I should have known better than to buy a supermarket plant, but it sang to me, so I was forced to!

Anyway, thank you all and just to update, I repotted the rose this morning, so that should take a bit of the water away, I had a thought it might be 'pot bound' to an extent. I used specialist rose potting soil, probably with lots of potash as advised above, and I shall let you know, in a few days, how we go on.

Thanks again, and may I say what a wonderful forum this is, full of nice people!

Phil x

A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:13

I will do as you say, sotongeoff, and leave it for a few more days. The first set of buds went through the whole life-cycle; they burst to flowering, but didn't, stayed in that state for a week until the flowers would start to whither normally, then began to turn brown, when I nipped them, so I definitely didn't jump the gun but genuinely have a plant that goes through normal life-cycles, but forgets to flower!

There is a genuine reason for this, I am sure. It cannot possibly be a first-time-it-ever-happened thing!

A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:04

Sorry, I failed to respond to the feeding question. I read that flowering roses need permanently watering, not far short of boggy soil, so I put 6 drops of Baby-Bio to a small watering can and keep it topped-up in the saucer so it can draw the water as it needs it.

A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:02

I have it in a kitchen window which catches the beuatiful sun (today especially) from dawn until 2pm.

What I failed to mention is these are the second round of buds. In a past life, I was a county-champion dahlia grower and show'er and am used to 'bringing on' the best buds. With this in mind, I removed the whole first lot that wouldn't flower, fattened the plant up a little by topping it, and these are the second tranche odf buds, so it is definitelty not a patience issue! It is an 'EEEEEK' issue!

Thanks.

A beautiful rose that will not flower

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 20:53

Hello everyone. I am a newbie who grows house plants and have, so far, had great success and passed many cuttings on to friends and family.

Recently, I saw a nice miniature rose in a supermarket and bought it. It is healthy and its daily growth is astounding. It has four large buds that have been there for over a week, with such healthy flowers inside that they are almost bursting! But, they will NOT flower! Grrrr! I am so looking forward to their beauty, but this plant will not flower.

Advice, please. Any and all ideas welcome, though I have read mini roses do not do well indoors. That is a given, but it is doing well, it just will not go the last step and flower!

Thank you so much for reading.

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