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#1 of 7 Old 06-30-2002, 09:09 PM - Thread Starter
 
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1) I saw that there was a rose thread here but not with my problem. I have several little bushes around the house left by the last owners and a couple of them do not bloom at all. One os right by our chimney and gets lots of sun. The other is on the opposite side of the house and probably only gets sun midday for couple of hours at most. I have been feeding these suckers at least once a week but nothing has been happening. I have no idea if they are hybreds or what.

2) I planted some gladiolas (sp) bulbs in the early spring and the leaves have all come up but there are no flowers and I threw away the label. When do they bloom? The leaves have been up for about a month.
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what are you fertilizing your roses with? Some ferts promote foliar growth rather than flowering.

Dunno about the glads...
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My gladiolas just started blooming last week. Don't know where you are geographically, but I'm in zone 5. I'm also not sure if they will bloom this year since you planted them in early spring. May take another year.
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I'm in zone 7 and my glads are just beginning to bloom. Sorry, can't help with the roses.
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Rats I thought you could plant glads in spirng for a summer bloom. I hate to wait.

I'm feeding the roses just plain plant food by Schutz, 10-10-10. It's an all around food not specifically for roses but it says it's okay for them.
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You may want to try a bloom fert. I know that they need a higher amount of one of the 3 (brain is foggy from being in the sun all day).

If you planted the glads in the spring they may need to be stratified this winter before they will bloom.
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Cut your roses back a lot this fall and fertilize with a blossom booster or rose fertilizer next spring (and this summer). The middle number needs to be high for blossoms.
When they do bloom, cut off the spent blooms for some repeat blossoms. If the plant makes rosehips and you want them, then don't cut off the blossoms.
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