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by julie777
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: rugosa x glauca
Replies: 6
Views: 587

Re: rugosa x glauca

Those prickles remind me of some open pollinated Rugosa seedlings I have, but the leaves look totally different, delicate and interesting.

The leaves aren't the most interesting part of Rugosas, sort of big and rough, I suppose people like the scent of the flowers and the toughness of the bush.
by julie777
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How long have roses been on the earth?
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: How long have roses been on the earth?

Thanks for that information. I was searching online and couldn't find very much, other than China was a big source of roses in ancient times, and that roses only evolved in the Northern Hemisphere. I wondered if that was due to differences in the timing of Ice Ages between the Northern and Southern ...
by julie777
Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How long have roses been on the earth?
Replies: 3
Views: 314

How long have roses been on the earth?

Roses are 35 million years old?

Flowering plants first appeared 130 million years ago, which is just over one sixtieth of the earth's age.

Modern humans have only been around for 200,000 years, and humanoids for 6 million years.
by julie777
Tue Dec 01, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Size of pot for 12 inch high miniature rose?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Size of pot for 12 inch high miniature rose?

From the cold dry continental climate zone, looks like a glazed pot ... not a big fan of them, size looks okay to me for a couple of years if left at least 4 fingers of depth from bottom of root ball and sides (only my way, not Toby Buckland sanctioned :), assume crock(s) in bottom and has drainage...
by julie777
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Size of pot for 12 inch high miniature rose?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: Size of pot for 12 inch high miniature rose?

South coast of England. The hottest summer day doesn't usually go above 25 degrees Centigrade (77 degrees Fahrenheit), and that bit of patio is very cool and gets shadows for much of the day. We did have an exception for about a week last August when temperatures reached 30 degrees Centigrade (86 de...
by julie777
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Size of pot for 12 inch high miniature rose?
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Size of pot for 12 inch high miniature rose?

I have a miniature rose which is described as 12 inches tall, Baby Goldstar. It isn't its full height yet as it is a young plant, and I read that it can grow a bit taller than 12 inches, but everywhere it is described as 12 inches high. I have it growing in a pot that is 12.5 inches high, on the ass...
by julie777
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Baby Goldstar seeds.
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Baby Goldstar seeds.

Today I noticed that two green hips had fallen off the Baby Goldstar rose, and were in the soil in its pot with a bit of stem. I cut them open, and each had one seemingly well-formed quite big seed inside, which I planted. Almost December, and the hips were still green, not turning colour at all. An...
by julie777
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to distinguish between wild roses?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: How to distinguish between wild roses?

Yes I collected two hips, and planted their seeds. I didn't want to take too many as they are the birds' winter food, and they look really pretty in winter. Though plenty of hawthorn grow in that area too.
by julie777
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: How to distinguish between wild roses?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

How to distinguish between wild roses?

We were walking on the South Downs in Southern England, and I noticed a lot of ripe hips on wild roses growing in the chalky soil. I have no idea if they were dog rose, sweetbriar, field rose or downy rose, or any of the sub categories of these. The rose bushes and their hips looked dwarfed, smaller...
by julie777
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Baby Goldstar seeds.
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Baby Goldstar seeds.

Thanks, I will leave the other hips a few more weeks. It does look as though Baby Goldstar hips never turn red and will remain green even when ripe. But to be on the safe side, and to see if they ever turn red, I will leave the others until the end of November or early December. This Baby Goldstar r...
by julie777
Thu Nov 05, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Need Advice - I'm Just Starting Out
Replies: 10
Views: 644

Re: Need Advice - I'm Just Starting Out

I am more of a beginner than you, but you mention purple roses and I am over the moon with my purple floribunda Blue For You (Pejamblu). In the summer it produced many beautiful semi-double lilac-purple flowers, which hold themselves up well, no drooping, followed by beautiful large orange-red hips,...
by julie777
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Baby Goldstar seeds.
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Baby Goldstar seeds.

I just cut open one hip from my Baby Goldstar, a miniature rose. It was still green, but it has been on the bush for a few months, and all its hips are green whereas my other roses have hips that are turned red. It had one proper seed, a decent size, inside the quite small hip, and I planted it outs...
by julie777
Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Memory stress test
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Memory stress test

Epigenetics seems to be mostly accepted science now? I was wondering if you could produce an epigenetic blue rose by keeping it under different light conditions? Or maybe it is high levels of ultraviolet light that causes flowers to be blue, as many naturally blue flowers seem to grow at high altitu...
by julie777
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Winter rooting of cuttings
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Winter rooting of cuttings

I am trying to root some cuttings too, some I started several weeks ago and some I started only two weeks ago. I left the cuttings in plastic transparent bottles in water indoors on a window ledge, added a few drops of colloidal silver to the water, fingers crossed but this worked with some Rosa Chi...
by julie777
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Current hips you are excited about?
Replies: 11
Views: 1020

Re: Current hips you are excited about?

My Blue for You has lots of bright red hips on it, I don't think quite ready for planting yet. I will definitely plant the seeds, although as they are open pollinated they are likely to be mostly self pollinated, though I have a lot of other kinds of roses growing nearby. At very least I could get s...
by julie777
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: RHA Zoom meeting?
Replies: 12
Views: 1709

Re: RHA Zoom meeting?

Sarah, women hybridizers sounds interesting. The only historical one I can think of is the Empress Josephine, wife of Napoleon. There must be a lots more though?
by julie777
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Need advice on roses, what type, where to grow, where to buy and where to plant
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: Need advice on roses, what type, where to grow, where to buy and where to plant

This is just my opinion, and a thought. I grew some Rosa Chinenis Angel Wings from seed, and I really love them. They come in a lot of different petal counts and seem to be white, pale pink and magenta. They flower constantly, and are forming a lot of small rosehips which I hope the birds will enjoy...
by julie777
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Can rose leaves turn themselves the right way round?
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Can rose leaves turn themselves the right way round?

Thanks for your replies. I spread them out a bit more to maximise the light and airflow around them. Hopefully they will respond to the light and turn their leaves round.
by julie777
Sun Aug 30, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Can rose leaves turn themselves the right way round?
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Can rose leaves turn themselves the right way round?

I was trying to begin training some rose canes onto a fence by tying them to it, but this resulted in the leaves being turned upside down, with their undersides uppermost. My question is how long does it take, if ever, for the leaves to turn themselves the right way again? Presumably it could be by ...
by julie777
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Can anyone identify rose and blotches?
Replies: 5
Views: 666

Re: Can anyone identify rose and blotches?

https://www.classicroses.co.uk/eva-shrub-rose.html Peter Beales Roses page says Eva is unique to them in the UK. Introduced 1933. Hybrid Musk. This one is taller than three feet, it is about six feet high. It is growing in the south coast of England. Thanks for your information, I would have had no ...