Roses forum: Our climbing rose.

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Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
Dec 30, 2016 12:56 PM CST
Poor thing has been neglected. I'm thinking I picked the wrong plant for a beginner who wants low maintenance plants, but we wanted a climber w/o resorting to overly aggressive plants like trumpet vine or morning glories.

This is how it looks at present (late December). It's getting eaten alive by something, slugs maybe? And should I bother with the ornamental onions on either side of it? They're supposed to be companion plants, but I've heard roses don't like sharing their root space, and since it's in a planter, there isn't a whole lot to share.

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Dec 30, 2016 6:19 PM CST

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I have ornamental onions growing near some of my roses, and they don't seem to have bothered the roses. They do multiply like crazy, though, so I thin them out regularly.

How big is the planter, Greg? I'd hesitate to grow a climber in a container unless the container is very, very large.

Do you know the name of the rose?
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
Dec 31, 2016 6:20 PM CST
zuzu said:I have ornamental onions growing near some of my roses, and they don't seem to have bothered the roses. They do multiply like crazy, though, so I thin them out regularly.

How big is the planter, Greg? I'd hesitate to grow a climber in a container unless the container is very, very large.

Do you know the name of the rose?


The planter is about 4X2. Regretfully I did not keep the tag, just know it's a climbing rose with pink blooms.
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Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
May 7, 2017 10:21 PM CST
I was premature with this post. Lesson learned: Don't judge a plant by how it looks in the winter. The rose is doing fine now that it's spring.
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IrisLilli
May 8, 2017 5:16 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
May 8, 2017 11:40 AM CST
Brinybay said:I was premature with this post. Lesson learned: Don't judge a plant by how it looks in the winter. The rose is doing fine now that it's spring.


Heh, heh. Most of my roses look a lot worse than that in December.
I'm lucky enough to have small furry creatures that eat the slugs. But I suspect these same creatures of eating the rose roots. And for me that's proving to be a worse problem.

Glad to hear that your rose is doing better.

When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
May 10, 2017 1:56 PM CST
Steve812 said:

Heh, heh. Most of my roses look a lot worse than that in December.
I'm lucky enough to have small furry creatures that eat the slugs. But I suspect these same creatures of eating the rose roots. And for me that's proving to be a worse problem.

Glad to hear that your rose is doing better.



What small furry creatures eat slugs?
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 10, 2017 3:18 PM CST
Right, I was curious too.
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IrisLilli
May 11, 2017 1:33 AM CST
Here it is rats... not sure I care for the 'help' though... Glare
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
May 11, 2017 9:29 AM CST
I've never actually observed it happening, but I have sometimes seen little piles of empty snail shells by the garden path. We have most of the following here from time to time: pocket gophers, desert rats, ground squirrels, squirrels, and raccoons.
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Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
May 11, 2017 11:05 AM CST
Steve812 said:I've never actually observed it happening, but I have sometimes seen little piles of empty snail shells by the garden path. We have most of the following here from time to time: pocket gophers, desert rats, ground squirrels, squirrels, and raccoons.


Tree-dwelling squirrels we have a-plenty, also raccoons. I'm sure rats are around somewhere too, but around here they probably prefer the dog-doo and garbage. Wonder if any of our feathered friends eat them?

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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
May 11, 2017 12:12 PM CST
Brinybay said:

Tree-dwelling squirrels we have a-plenty, also raccoons. I'm sure rats are around somewhere too, but around here they probably prefer the dog-doo and garbage. Wonder if any of our feathered friends eat them?




It's quite possible that birds eat them. My garden has just short of a dozen quail in it every day, sometimes twice a day. And there are a lot of other birds around here. Also bobcats, I suppose a snail would be a tasty snack for a bobcat. I've imagined it was furry creatures because I normally see the shells in the morning and most birds are not nocturnal.
When you dance with nature, try not to step on her toes.
Name: Greg
Lake Forest Park, Washington (Zone 8b)
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Brinybay
May 11, 2017 12:30 PM CST
Steve812 said:

It's quite possible that birds eat them. My garden has just short of a dozen quail in it every day, sometimes twice a day. And there are a lot of other birds around here. Also bobcats, I suppose a snail would be a tasty snack for a bobcat. I've imagined it was furry creatures because I normally see the shells in the morning and most birds are not nocturnal.


I forgot all about these guys, the herons are in town, and they eat anything! This one was right outside our kitchen window wading upstream.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
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