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Re: today in zone 5....


It's dry here too in neIN. I went around watering some things after i got a
few chores done.  I set up a sprinkler for my sale plants.
Kitty
neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christopher P. Lindsey" <lindsey@mallorn.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2005 2:23 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] today in zone 5....


> > I had planted a William Baffin rose last fall. IT survived! Already
budding
> > out but noticed (since yes, this heaved slightly too) that it has
sprouts
> > coming from the root system... Ok rose folks... what do I do?!? Clip
them
> > off? Let them grow? Had the plant not heaved slightly, I would not be
seeing
> > this for awhile.... so?
>
> Hi Donna,
>
>    Let the suckers grow!  William Baffin is grown on its own roots, so any
>    new shoots are going to produce the same flowers.
>
>    I have a tremendous William Baffin by my front door that's just
>    incredible every year:
>
>       http://www.hort.net/gallery/view/ros/roswb00
>
>    It's even taller now than in that photograph with more stalks.
>
> > I have a lot of heaving here, so been pushing things back down. The soil
is
> > moist and very pliable at the moment. Clearing out the broad leaf weeds
and
> > grass that in the back bed. Boy is it easy to do at this time of year
(Every
> > other year I was involved in some club function and never got to my
garden!)
>
> Same here, except for moist.  The soil here in 5b, East Central Illinois
> is dry as a bone.  I've lost a lot of stuff this winter to bunnies and
> heaving.  :(
>
> Chris
>
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