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My long stemmed rose is growing new leaves

You can try rooting it if you want by snipping the stem just below a bud at the base, stripping off the thorns and leaves, leaving one leaf at the top if you like, but you can take them all off, and ...
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How to save roses - commercially potted gift ones with few roots?

Yes, they have a good chance - as my Mum has proven multiple times. Because she was always very busy, she just put the entire root ball into the ground, no further fussing. Admittedly, she just couldn'...
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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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what are these insects on my roses and how to kill them?

They are not baby spiders, but you are not too far off target. They are Spider Mites. Spider mites drink the sap of plants and in great enough numbers they can cause severe damage. The webbing is also ...
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How can I identify the "type" of a rose if I don't already know what it is?

There are many types of roses. I'll list a few here that are more common in modern times, with identifying features. Hybrid Tea: These are the result of crossing hybrid perpetuals with tea roses. ...
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Can I add commercial roses to my compost pile?

To answer your first question, I'm not sure what kind of chemicals store bought roses are usually treated with. Short answer: a lot. These flowers (especially when they're roses) don't really have ...
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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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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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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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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

Bamboo's answer is good. I agree with everything stated there, just wanted to add the method I used when I did this years ago. I recut the cut ends (flat, and clean), but then topped the stems off (...
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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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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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How can I get more foliage and flowers on my rose?

I'd be interested to know how much sun this one gets planted where it is - roses always do better if they get as much sun as possible, and yours may be growing upwards in a desperate effort to find ...
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what are these insects on my roses and how to kill them?

I was just about to say the same as Gardener J - probably spider mites, yes, and neem oil, yes, but first you could just try spraying with water frequently, on the tops and undersides of the leaves ...
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Problem with pot roses

I'm presented with what looks like two completely opposite issues - the flower has suffered balling, and that is usually caused by damp cool conditions, in particular, rain, but the leaves appear to ...
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Why are cut roses doing so much better in a ceramic vase than a crystal vase?

It's probably not the particular vase, but the amount of moisture the roots can get from more of the stems being submerged in water.I noticed the glass vase had very ample water and the ceramic has to ...
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Can I plant this rose shoot?

I wish the picture was clearer, but that side shoot looks a bit thin and weak. Roses root easily from cuttings, but you need a stem that either hasn't flowered, or all the flowers have gone, and it ...
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How to keep my roses fresh?

Soft water: I don't know if "soft water" is the correct translation. I mean non calcareous water. A good cut: You have to avoid crushing the xylem. Use precision scissors or an scalpel (cutter). If ...
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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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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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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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How to keep my roses fresh?

A few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of sugar every other day with fresh water does the trick for all my cut flowers... Vodka to stop bacterial growth, and sugar to nourish the flowers. I originally ...
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How to keep my roses fresh?

Another thing that I've been told is that you should cut their stems every couple of days. They should be cut on an angle, and under running water to avoid oxygen getting into the stem. This helps to ...
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How to save roses - commercially potted gift ones with few roots?

The secret to transplanting anything plantish: make sure the plant is well watered before removing from existing area; try to keep as many existing roots as possible, but will also work on some plants ...
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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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