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Category Archives: Care And Feeding
>Someone told me a few years ago that when planting and growing roses, the SLEEP, CREEP, LEAP rule of thumb applies. I have followed this advice after planting 2 David Austin Roses named “Golden Celebration”. I was not thrilled with … Continue reading
> The rain last night and the forecasted rain for today was a perfect opportunity to let mother nature water in a cup full of alfalfa meal for each rose bush this morning. I usually make a tea with the … Continue reading
>Sprayed all roses for fungus and insects. Seeing lots of aphids!!!! argggggggg
>I am beginning to see tiny buds emerging on many of the roses! The new floribunda’s planted in the raised bed are coming along very well. I did see some blackspot and aphids during my morning garden walks. I removed … Continue reading
>With all the rain we have had of late, I sprayed all roses today with Ortho. Next week, I will switch to Manzoceb. Hopefully, alternating these will keep the blackspot and mildew at bay…… I finally finished mulching all rose … Continue reading
>I was able to plant the 4 roses I purchased a few weeks ago in the raised bed I built this weekend. Now planted in the bed are: 2 – Julia Child Floribundas – Yellow2 – Moondance Floribundas – White … Continue reading
> In a burst of energy that only comes during the first days of Spring (grin), We were up and out early to attend an area Estate Sale and purchase supplies for a raised bed that I need to build … Continue reading
> It has been raining here for two days now. I was determined to prune this week come “hell or high water”, I never imagined the latter would occur, but it did. Just up the road, The Cahaba River is … Continue reading
>After spending the weekend pruning other people’s roses, I began to prune my own today. I prune roses this week in particular for a reason. It takes about 60 days for most roses to develop into a bloom and I … Continue reading
>Sprayed all roses with Ortho. Seeing some blackspot due to rain and cooler temps. Also seeing some magnificent blooms!!!!