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#946722 - 10/26/18 06:45 AM Roses in cold weather areas
notnew2diy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4945
Loc: harvard, il.
Who's gottem?
How do you over winter your roses?
Looking for an alternative to what my better 1/2 does.

She uses a flake or 2 of straw, to cover the base of the untrimmed plant.
This year Im putting down new red mulch/wood chips.
Ya never get all the yellow straw out of the mulch in the spring.

Thanks much...notnew...
Thanks to all US military veterans.

#946728 - 10/26/18 12:24 PM Re: Roses in cold weather areas [Re: notnew2diy]
jdevlin Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/02
Posts: 9795
Loc: Welland Ont. Canada
Trim the long stems that are getting in my way and do nothing. Trim the dead stuff in the spring.

#947423 - 11/11/18 02:02 AM Re: Roses in cold weather areas [Re: notnew2diy]
Joe_Guy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 03/21/04
Posts: 4694
Loc: Redwood City CA
You need to prune roses every winter. Otherwise they are susceptible to disease and uncontrolled unhealthy growth.

#947442 - 11/11/18 12:58 PM Re: Roses in cold weather areas [Re: notnew2diy]
lulunickels Offline

Registered: 11/11/18
Posts: 4
and I could not understand what made my roses sick after last winter ... and it had to be cut off simply. I will know now, thanks.
My mom has her own garden, and she has been caring for it almost since she was a child. Naturally, I also loved gardening, but I am just starting to learn how to properly care for plants.


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