• Roses

    New rose bush lots oh buds seems happy enough except when buds almost blooming they droop their heads. They are watered in good sunny spot

  • Reviving old Climbing Explorer Roses

    We have two Explorer climbers - think Cabot is one of them - planted in 1997 at south west corner of the house in a trellis on the property line with good sun . The last 3 years they have ...

  • Rooting very old rose bushes from cuttings

    I have been trying (unsuccessfully) to root from cuttings two very old rose bushes that have been in the family for decades . The rose bushes (thought to be hybrid teas) were transplanted to my parents' house in Agincourt (north ...

  • Roses not budding out yet, why?

    I have four 3-year old  rose bushes, which are growing in full sunlight. I just water them regularly and they seem to be fine and healthy. But this year only one is showing any signs of flower buds. What is ...

  • Worms perforating leaves on rose bush(es)

    Some worm-like insects are enjoying the leaves on a rose petals, just as the petals are beginning to bloom. I didn’t photograph the leaves which are more perforated, and there are ...

  • Growing roses in container

    I am a novice gardener in Toronto.  I want to try growing roses in containers.  Will the roses survive the Toronto winter if I just leave them in the container outside?  I don't have a garage to store them and ...

  • Pruning a rose bush

    I recently moved into a house in Toronto.  I've noticed a very tall and lanky rose bush in the backyard.  It desperately needs pruning however I'm concerned that I've missed the ideal time to prune it.  Is it too late ...

  • Roses Winter damage – prune or replace?

    A few of my larger and older climbing roses suffered winterkill down to their base after this past winter.  New leaves are sprouting from the base.  Will these bear flowers true to the type of rose I planted, e.g. High ...

  • Advice on Pruning my Rose Tree

    I'd like some advice on pruning a rose tree that is growing on the south side of my house against the garage.  It's a Joseph's Coat climbing rose that is about 8-9 ft. tall, reaching the top of the garage. ...

  • Winter damage to roses

    My roses are in a very sunny location.I live in Collingwood ON. Soil is loam. The roses were covered by at least 5 feet of snow. I checked them yesterday and every stem is nibbled off right to the base. How do ...

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