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Very Unhappy!

Postby Midnight Reiter » Jun 07, 2011 9:38 am

I've waited for years to have roses on my rose arbor. Three or more years ago I planted a climbing Cecil Brunner rose. This year it finally bloomed. I was waiting for light pink roses. The deer have chewed off some of the smaller branches. And what I have left is a puny climber with dark, dark red roses.

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Re: Very Unhappy!

Postby viktoria » Jun 07, 2011 5:10 pm

How disappointing!

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Re: Very Unhappy!

Postby thy » Jun 08, 2011 6:32 pm

Sad..
I love dark red roses, but I get irritated when it is out of sort.
A good rose, planted in the spring ought to bloom the first year :wink:
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Re: Very Unhappy!

Postby caliloo » Jun 09, 2011 2:44 am

Are you sure the puny climber isn't the rootstock Dr Huey taking over? Dr Huey isn't known as a climber, but can be really scraggly and leggy.

http://www.google.com/search?q=dr+huey+ ... 62&bih=583

Either way - sorry for your disappointment.

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Re: Very Unhappy!

Postby Midnight Reiter » Jun 09, 2011 4:30 pm

caliloo wrote:Are you sure the puny climber isn't the rootstock Dr Huey taking over? Dr Huey isn't known as a climber, but can be really scraggly and leggy.

http://www.google.com/search?q=dr+huey+ ... 62&bih=583

Either way - sorry for your disappointment.

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Thank you. I believe it is Dr. Huey. :cry: Should I dig it up next spring and plant a new Cecile Brunner? I want pink roses, not red ones.
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Re: Very Unhappy!

Postby caliloo » Jun 09, 2011 7:22 pm

Absolutely!

I would dig it and replant now(depending on your local temps). I believe Cecile Brunner may be a once bloomer, but planting and watering A LOT and light fertilizing between now and July will give you a stronger plant next spring. Okay - I may amend that - are you mail ordering and planting bare root? I think it may be too late in the season for that, but if you are planting a growing rose in a pot you should be fine. I haven't ordered roses in a while, but as I recall Chamblee's was good, and I *think* they might have them "own root" which means since it isn;t grafted there is zero chance of the rootstock taking over again. You also might consider Roses Unlimited or Antique Rose Emporium. Make sure you get the climbing variety if that is what you are looking for.

Best of luck - Cecile Brinner is lovely and has an amazing scent... Dr Huey is rootstock for a reason.

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Re: Very Unhappy!

Postby thy » Jun 10, 2011 7:00 pm

Do not know what you do, but here we change the soil if we are going to plant a new roses in the same spot du to nematoes.
On other possibillity is to plant tagetes for the rest of the year and replant in the spring.

If it is not on its own root, you need to plant it 4 to 5 inches depper than the ??? Do not know what you call the conetion point :wink:
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Re: Very Unhappy!

Postby oldcoot » Oct 16, 2011 12:46 pm

Sorry you had such a sads experience with your Rose Arbor. OC never had one of those. Had been planned and designed, but got sick before he could put it in. Hopes to this spring. Has had good luck with Rose grown else where .He has a lot of clay in his soil and this seems to hold enough moisuture to carry them through the summer. :D :D :D
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