RESTORATION OF ROSES AFTER WINTER - MY TIPS
The photo above is of a rose raised from the dead. Last spring, after removing the shelter, she showed no signs of life. It was a shame. It was with her, the park rose Austin Shropshire Lad, that my collection began 14 years ago. That's why I didn't dare remove it.
It was a large, luxurious, steadily flowering bush: 1,8 m in height and about 2 m in girth. At first in the summer I found signs on it chlorosis - leaves turn yellow, which made me wary, but I didn’t take any serious action. I missed the moment, and the yellowness turned to escape.
By that time autumn had come, and I simply cut out the oppressed shoot and sent my beauty along with other roses in a common shelter.
When I opened the rose garden this spring, I realized that my the rose did not overwinter - it became dry and brown. Maybe I should try to resuscitate him, I thought, so that later I wouldn’t reproach myself for being so hasty and cruel?
Started again and again
I cut the rose down to ground level before grafting. Although the bush seemed to have already taken over its own roots, I was hoping to stimulate the growth of new shoots from the grafting. To do this, I cleaned the graft, removed sagging and compacted bark.
I placed a 5-liter plastic bottle without a bottom over what was left, slightly deeper into the soil. And she poured a solution of magnesium sulfate (30 g per 5 liters of water) into this space. It turned out to the brim - the solution did not go away, after the snow melted the soil was wet. But by the end of the day the liquid had been absorbed into it.
A week later, in the same way, I poured a solution of calcium nitrate into the bottle (25 g per 10 liters of water). I usually scatter it dry over the flower beds. But since no rain was expected at that time, and the situation was critical, I decided to dissolve the fertilizer.
Every week I changed these solutions, making three of each. Alas and ah! There were no signs of life.
When there's no hope left
Other frozen roses had already come to life, it would seem that there was nothing to wait for. But this time I didn’t dig up the plant. She put the bottle away. I placed a tall flower pot with summer flowers next to the “ostinka” - it provided shade, protecting the rose from the scorching sun and drying wind. Every now and then I watered all the plants, including the tree.
And suddenly, at the end of summer, I discovered that strong basal shoots were coming out of the ground near the rose. I thought it was most likely from the roots, not from the graft. But there is already hope that these shoots can revive the entire bush.
And here it is a miracle - by the end of September flowers appeared. The very long-awaited ones! When the shoot ends in a flower, it indicates that it has matured. I hope that my favorite park rose, Austin, has really ripened and will quietly spend the winter, healthy and rejuvenated.
Live, my joy
In spring, do not rush to throw away damaged roses, even if all the activities seem pointless. If the rose is mature, it will produce new shoots in 90% of cases.
Despite the drought and heat, A Shropshire Lad was reborn - she really wanted to live. Live, my joy!
Reference by topic: Caring for roses after wintering and taking cover
OPENING ROSES AFTER WINTER AND CARING FOR THEM - VIDEO
© Author: Zulfiya Russkikh, Izhevsk
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