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What kind of roses are these?

It's next to impossible to give a 100% definite ID I'm afraid - it might help if you could provide a close up of a fully open flower and a bud that's showing colour but nowhere near open to decide ...
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Why should we cover rose plants in the winter?

In the UK, where I live, none of this is necessary, so I've just been researching this subject. It seems that what you are doing, all parts of the procedure, are essential if you want your roses to ...
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Insect Friend or Foe on Rose, Santa Cruz, California

I'm not an entomologist but by googling, it looks to be a Rose Weevil or Fuller Rose Beetle aka Naupactus (Asynonychus) godmani. It doesn't look like it's a goodie to have on your roses The ...
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What's the best pot size for rose seeds germinated in the refrigerator?

All plants should have pots matching the plant size, otherwise you risk root-bound plants or trouble with watering. That's why we re-pot as needed and only go up a few pot sizes at a time. Roses like ...
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What are these alien egg-like things on the back of rose leaves?

It is not a rose, but a fern. Fern usually have sori (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorus), which are used to disperse spores. Ferns have no flowers, so no seeds. Note the white flowers come from a ...
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My long stemmed rose is growing new leaves

I bought this rose at rite aid on clearance two years ago. We put it in water, and the stem never turned brown. After about 9 months in a glass of water, I put it in soil. It grew a bunch of new ...
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Is the rapid new growth on this rose bush a sign of Rosette?

These are most likely rose suckers. You should trace it down to where they are originating from (most likely below where your rose was grafted). If that is the case, you want to remove it ASAP from ...
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Is this a sucker on Red English rose

Hmm, tough one because it's coming from the midpoint of the graft. Suckers are easy to distinguish if they grow from below soil level, or quite obviously below the whole graft. I would leave it for ...
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Will these roses bloom this year?

Roses supplied in the condition you describe are known as 'bare root' in the UK, so 'nude root' is just another way of saying the same thing. Both these roses need to be planted in the ground, ...
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What is wrong with my rose bushes?

Sawfly larvae is your problem with the white marks. Also, you need to get those flowers off your shrubs, do not allow them to go to seed, this reduces the vigor and the plant's own defenses.roses ...
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What is this the correct name for this skinny-pergola type structure?

In the UK, I'd describe this as a 'single or single row wooden pergola', but have seen them sometimes called an arch. Here's an example of a single pergola, shown with a trellis infill https://www....
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Green-brown mass under roses

It's Nostoc, a type of cyanobacteria - it often occurs in lawns, sometimes in borders, but it's not particularly harmful, in fact it fixes nitrogen, which is good for your plants, despite its rather ...
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Does deadheading roses work?

Depends on the variety of rose - if it's a rambler, they usually have one major flush of flowers all at once in a year and don't flower again till the following year, so deadheading those will not ...
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Can anyone identify this rose?

Well, its going to be tough to identify what type of rose it is because of its current condition - it looks unpruned, unfed and generally uncared for. It does appear to be producing 'thicket' like ...
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Indian rose drink rose name

This site says rose essence can be used for the drink. Rose essence is made from "centifolia, damascena and gallic (rose variants)" So, this leads to Rosa × centifolia,Rosa × damascena, and Rosa ...
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What's hatched on my rose?

I agree they do look like spider mites - however, you are in the UK, and red spider mite is only an issue on indoor plants here, never outdoors. I suggest you relocate your rose to the outdoors, and ...
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Why does my rose bush have holes and white spots on the leaves? How can I help it?

This turned out to be Sawfly larvae. I turned over the leaves and found dozens of them one day. I resolved this by purchasing insect spray with Spinosad in it and a simple pressure sprayer. The larvae ...
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I have a big rose outside that does not make flowers almost at all!

I suspect that the vigorous stems that grow upwards are in fact suckers coming from below the grafting point, that is from the rootstock. I don't see another explanation for the fact that the vertical ...
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Spots on climbing rose canes

Red areas on the stems can be caused by a heavy black spot infection, but also canker. With canker, the spots may be red or tan or dark brown, but usually they're slightly sunken, whereas black spot ...
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Irregular growth on roses

It looks like "rose rosette disease", which is a virus infection transmitted by insects. There is no known cure, but it only spreads slowly from the infected part of the plant, so cutting out the ...
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Can anyone identify these insects in my rose bud?

Rose aphids (Macrosiphum rosae). The two backwards-facing tube are black, which confirms identification. Not good for roses. They carry viruses from plant to plant, and a large number on a rosebud ...
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Rose sucker? What to do?

Suckers often form after there has been some damage to the roots - did you recently repot this rose? In my experience, suckers from below the graft have never been worth the trouble to grow on. The ...
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Feasibility of transplanting a mature rose

Cut it hard back, just above buds, to about 30cm off the ground. Prepare a nice big planting hole where you want to put it. Dig it up carefully keeping as much of the root system soil in place as ...
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How close can I plant a new climbing rose to an existing mature plant?

The closer they are the more competition and the more pruning work for you. I have roses and clematis planted together within six inches of each other in two areas and it works fine if both are in ...
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Can someone identify this plant/flower?

Very possibly a Peace Rose (Rosa Madame de Meilland), check out images on Wikipedia, and note that the coloration of the petals can vary according to climatic and other conditions but is basically a ...
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How far back should you prune rambling roses with lots of old/diseased wood?

I think this is a climbing rose rather than a rambler - ramblers tend to have many more stems and can be quite thicket like. If your rose is repeat flowering, rather than just producing a single flush ...
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How To Tell A Climbing Rose From a Large Shrub?

Roses are quite difficult to ID correctly, especially once they've become overgrown like this, because there are literally thousands of varieties. I'd take a guess they're climbers, particularly the ...
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What's hatched on my rose?

They look like rose spider mites. You can use a miticide or insecticidal soap to get rid of them. Repeat after 14 days to get the eggs that hatch. http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/...
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Can a new rose flower grow from inside a dead flower?

Botanically, roses have 5 petals (but few with 4 petals). Gardeners have selected and cultivated roses with mutations (stamens that become petals), and to build new cultivar, they selected roses that ...
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Moving an old Rose bush

Looks like the top has already been severely pruned, so the inevitable root damage should be balanced out - go ahead and move it, I say. If you know someone with an excavator, it might be the easier ...
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