Please enlighten me: roses and roses... and yet more roses..


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Flatlander I Totally agree That Zones can or Could Have a effect on depth for Ideal Planting of roses. If It works For you Go for it. (y) I Had a fun rose planting job a few days back Planting in a vine yard. The Customer wanted a red roses planted in front of every red Grape And a white rose Planted in front of every White. Roses are coming back in to fashion in England a few years back People round my way wanted Semi Tropical type gardens & all the old English style plants like roses where out ............but not anymore:)
 
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Probably @Flatlander, but I haven't looked for them as I've always bought bare-rooted from a reputable nursery in Essex. :) Potted plants are also expensive and I won't pay over the odds for a pot and a little soil. David Austin is one of the worst in my opinion with roses usually costing at least twice the price of bare rooted and not as I've seen so far in the best of condition. People pay for the name attached.
 
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Roses are coming back in to fashion in England a few years back People round my way wanted Semi Tropical type gardens & all the old English style plants like roses where out ............but not anymore
I agree with you @Daren. Semi tropical plants and the British weather are not the best of companions and can be costly in losses in our damp climate and more recently bad winter. I think gardeners have learnt from their mistakes and are returning to more traditional planting.

I also think their are fads in gardening similar to others like the 'must have' cars being SUV's in the last decade or so. Garden decking springs to mind, that apparently is now out of fashion.

Yes, roses are coming back! Thank goodness! :)
 

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I have found since moving to North Carolina that there is such a thing as a wild rose. They grow everywhere up here. They are a vine that can reach 15 feet tall. They produce no flowers
We have wild roses in Ohio, but ours flower. Tiny flowers about the size of a nickel. (About 21 mm, for those who don't live with nickels! :ROFLMAO:.) I'll take a picture this summer when they bloom and post it here. :)

Here is a wild one - volunteering to grow in the cement surrounding the dumpster at work!! o_O

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I have happily pointed out the milkweed and wild roses to my bosses so many times that they have told the landscaping crew to quit spraying for weeds! :D (I'm sure they are still charging the same, so they don't care!!).

Yay!! :joyful:
 
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Here is a wild one - volunteering to grow in the cement surrounding the dumpster at work!! o_O

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I have happily pointed out the milkweed and wild roses to my bosses so many times that they have told the landscaping crew to quit spraying for weeds! :D (I'm sure they are still charging the same, so they don't care!!).

Yay!! :joyful:

I am still waiting for ours to flower. I bought rose fertilizer and have been weeding around them. So far no flowers but the plants look great.
 
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On a couple of the small ones it looks like I may have flowers by the end of the week. On the large ones there is nothing. The leaves look exactly the same but the branches on the bigger ones are huge. Many are over 6 feet long.
 
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It will be interesting to see the flowers. On the larger ones it may be worth your while hard pruning them during their dormant season - if you have one. :)
 
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