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by chilady on August 12, 2006 01:14 AM
I am renting a home in the country, and they had roses planted before I moved in. I don’t have much knowledge on how to take care of roses. But I have always loved them, and was overjoyed when I found I had a bunch in my garden. They are mature climbing roses. I have had to cut them back, because of severe mildew problems. And we have an outbreak of Japanese beetles. I can't get rid of them. And my poor plants are suffering. I am so angry. I have been told to just keep picking them off the flowers. And to try and kill the eggs before they hatch. Can any one tell me what else I might be able to do?

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by alankhart on August 12, 2006 09:21 AM
There are Japanese Beetle traps available at Lowe's etc., but there's conflicting evidence if they work. Some say they just attrack more beetles to your yard. I use them, but I put them at the very edge of my yard and they seem to do a fair job. As for the mildew, you need to get on a spraying schedule early and continue throughout the entire growing season. Once you already have it, spraying won't get rid of it, but it might slow it down. Clean up any infected foliage that may have fallen so as not to spread it to next year.

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by weezie13 on August 13, 2006 05:05 PM
Mildew also is a sign that you've got not the greatest air circulation between plants...
How close are other plants to this plant?

or humidity and you're watering the leaves?
Do you get the leaves wet, or only under/around base of plant???

or you're maybe watering at the wrong time of day??????????
What time do you water?

or is there leaves or something, mulch ?? or whatever under the plant that can be pulled away
to the drip line of the plant???
****The drip line is where when it rains, and the water falls on the plant/leaves and drips on to the ground???****

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by chilady on August 15, 2006 01:40 AM
I water in the morning, but because we have been having a good amount of rainfall. I haven't watered them like I normaly would. The plants are a bit close together. Right next to the rose bush is a peonie. I think the lady who owned the place before my landlord bought it. Planted the rosebush. Not thinking that the rose and the peonies would grow too big for the spot they are in. I have read a little on transplanting the peonies. But it sounds like they don't care for that at all. But I will have to do something, I don't want to kill off the rose bush.

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by weezie13 on August 15, 2006 03:02 AM
What's the ground look like under the two plants?
Is there any dead debris or wood chips or anything on top of soil??

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by chilady on August 15, 2006 05:49 AM
yes there are some dead debri, why?

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by weezie13 on August 15, 2006 06:08 AM
Pull that stuff away from the base of the plant..
Out past the drip line of the rose's *and peonies*
That will keep in that moisture that makes it a
nice environment for mildew *that and the heat*

There's a recipe here somewhere's to take
Baking Soda and mix with water and you can spray it on *Foliar spray* and it should help that stuff...

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Weezie

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