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My non growing roses
I have four roses out in the rose garden that arent growing at all.
My Josephs Coat
My Irish Creme
My Kordes Perfecta
The one thing they all have in common....I bought these four barerooted and dipped in wax.
All the others were potted roses. But these four were covered in wax.
They arent dead but they arent growing either. Ive bought the last wax covered rose on St Paddys Day...it was the Irish Creme....fitting ,I know.
The first wax covered rose I bought was in Feb.
My Josephs Coat grew a set of leaves but they died soon after they sprouted. Nothing since.
Ive been going back and forth about just pulling them up and replacing them with live roses.....But I hand picked these for thier colors and type. So Im stuck. I still feed and water them along with the rest.
I guess Ill keep playing the waiting game.
Note to self....
Never buy wax covered roses again.
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Is there any way you can remove the wax or some of it? Roses breathe and take in water through their stems? and leaves, too. Maybe they can't get enough air. dooley
I was thinking about it. Maybe with low heat of a hair dryer or something like it. Nothing too hot. Maybe it would be soft when it's in the 90's there? I'm not sure how to do it? Dooley
My roses are all just going crazy with the sunshine. I found 5 old bushes here and read up on how to prune them. They looked awful for a bit, now they look like real plants!!!
Its just the stems thats covered in wax. And now it doesnt matter about them growing. They were all dead.
I have 4 rose bushes that look like your do. They bloomed last year, but haven't this year. I'm going to give them 2 or 3 more weeks and if they haven't shown any improvement, I''l dig them up and replace them. One was called a Hot Cocoa and it was gorgeous! Hopefully I can find another one.
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