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RE: rambling rose

  • Subject: RE: rambling rose
  • From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:02:50 -0400

Sorry I took so long to get back-I'd cut the ones that don't look right and
leave the others. Then I'd water the heck out of the others and see what
they do. 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Monday, June 15, 2009 7:40 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] rambling rose

Not seedllings.  There were 2 groups of shoots on the north side. I gave a 
little tug to one group and they pulled right off the thick root that was 
just below ground.

Some one else told me it might be Rose Rosette Disease but, though there ar 
esome similarities, it doesn't seem right. According to MOBOT, RRD is 
transmitted by a mite that travels passively in the wind. Transmission 
typically occurs between the months of May through mid-July. Symptoms from 
new infections usually start appearing in mid-July.  As far as I know the 
rose was fine last year, though of course, I wasn't able to inspect all the 
branches high up in the tree.

You are right Judy.  It is congested. I should thin them out.  I'm also 
concerned about them starving out the "good shoot". The scraggly leaves seem

to be taking on a more normal shape, but totally different from the "right" 

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judy Browning" <judylee@lewiston.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 11:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] rambling rose

> Where you have one shoot that looks like the original & multiple other 
> stems
> that don't, I wonder if the others may be seedlings. I have many seedling
> roses from birds (or squirrels) eating rose hips in my trees. Can you dig
> around to see if there is a common root to these? Maybe trim off the 
> reddish
> shoots on the side with the one that looks 'right" and leave a few on the
> other side of the tree? That might give each a chance, protecting the gray
> green one without destroying all of the others. That looks crowded in any
> case & I'd be wanting to thin them a bit anyway.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, June 14, 2009 11:26 AM
> Subject: [CHAT] rambling rose
>>I think I mentioned b4 that my Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk Ramber' took a
>>terrible hit last December in a storm.  It had been a 30 footer, rising up
>>the center of a Norway Maple and then out over the canopy.  When I wrote a
>>few months ago I was concerned about when to prune it and the concensus 
>>to wait until after it bloomed.  Well, it was completely shot, there's
>>essentially nothing left.
>> New shoots are coming from the base which is on the south side of the
>> tree. New shoots are also rising on the north side of the tree, 
>> apparently
>> from roots that had circled around to that side.  However, almost all the
>> new shoots have scraggly, wavy, reddish leaves.  Only one shoot resembles
>> the original rose.  I had thought that this rambler was an own-root rose,
>> not grafted, so I am puzzled at the appearance of these new shoots.
>> What do you think I should do now?
>> Here is a link to the 3 photos
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/kmrsy/sets/72157601054303357/
>> Kitty
>> neIN, Zone 5
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