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Post by Jonboyperth on 8th March 2018, 13:27

Hello fellow rose enthusiasts!

I have 4 lovely rose bushes growing in a raised flower bed, they bloom regularly throughout the year, although once bloomed they only last for 2-3 days at most then the petals start to drop. I don't want to lose my flowers so soon, does anyone have any recommendations? I believe the soil to be well draining, although itís sand based and not clay, itís well mulched and they are watered deeply every 2 days during Perth, WA summer.

Thanks in advance for any your help you may have!!

Jon

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Post by neptune on 8th March 2018, 15:48

From one Jonboyperth to another Jonboyperth welcome to the site..... your problem might be easier than what you think....... you have not named the type of roses that you have , but i think it is the type of rose that is causing the problem. Some roses when bloom will last for a long time and make great vase roses especially when combine with fragrance. I had a rose bush that would open in the morning and be fully blown by that night.... needless to say that bush didn't last long...... some bushes are like that, the blooms don't last long. It can boil down to trial and error as to the bushes that you get....... I am interested in what part of Perth(approx.) you are in and the name of the bushes
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Post by Jonboyperth on 8th March 2018, 22:20

Hello Neptune (JonBoyPerth) !!
Thanks for the message back, much appreciated.
Iím in Bedford, close to Inglewood. Which sits on the top of a huge sand dune Iím told, not sure if this helps with diagnosis! But weíre quite elevated. The roses get full morning sun, but direct sunlight for perhaps only 4-5 hours a day, shaded in the afternoons. Iíve taken a couple of pics to see if your recognisee the name of the bushes, as Iím unsure.
Thanks so much again!
Jonboy

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Post by Jonboyperth on 8th March 2018, 22:27

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Post by neptune on 8th March 2018, 23:19

not sure on the varieties you have but it could do with the soil running out of vitamins for your bush.....go to Bunnings and get some rose marvel fertilizer and see if that helps..... otherwise it could be just the variety....... give them a slight prune all over on the 22nd March to have a nice bloom for Mothers Day
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Post by Jonboyperth on 8th March 2018, 23:58

Good advice, yes Iíll do some pruning for winter, thanks!
I use the black marvel pellets every few weeks. Might try the old used coffee grounds / bannana skins - let me know if youíve had any luck with this, or similar! Thanks again!
And what roses do you grow?
Thanks,
Jon

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Post by neptune on 9th March 2018, 09:09

the prune is just a light prune so you have a full flush for mothers day.....your winter prune won't come along till July......apart from black marvel, cow manure and compost turned over in the soil will help the bushes a long way considering where you are located.....
I grow hybrid teas and floribundas for competitions....

I used to live in Mt Lawley opposite Perth College......
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th March 2018, 06:50

I used to live in Mt Lawley opposite Perth College......, have you moved John ?
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Post by neptune on 10th March 2018, 11:18

The Lazy Rosarian wrote:I used to live in Mt Lawley opposite Perth College......, have you moved John ?

No...I used to live there....lol
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Post by rosemeadowtasmania on 5th July 2018, 15:27

They are beauties !

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