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Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by sue-anne on 11th June 2012, 09:42

sorry not sure if this is in the right place



hi I have a fionas wish rose that was given to me quite a few years ago now ,it lived in a pot for about 18 months till we found a place for it ,originally it was about 5'8'' tall (standard trunk)
when we moved here I dug it up and it came with us ,all good so far
but in the last 3 years the plant has literally shrunk ,yes it still flowers beautifully but the trunk/stem isnt that high any more

the standard trunk part (ok wrong name but thats what it is ) is shrinking in height ,I am 5'6'' and am taller than the whole plant now
yes I know its supposed to be an impossibility for this to happen but it has and no one can tell me why its happening ,each year its getting shorter

I have sent emails off to different growers and they have said it cant happen but it certainly is
I have it growing in the centre of a garden bed surrounded by other roses ,when I can get in there I will take a photo not that it will show anything

has any one got any ideas on how or why this is occurring ,its really defying logic
thanks
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Post by Carole on 11th June 2012, 10:44

Is it sinking into the ground Sue-Anne.
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Re: Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by sue-anne on 11th June 2012, 11:22

hi carole yes that seems to be whats happening but the stem itself is much shorter ,we dug around it and the roots ate there and all good

it does look like that ,but all the other roses around it arent doing that but then again they arent standards ,plus the ground isnt spongy if that makes sense
it really defies everything

nope it it isnt a joke its all true

we are thinking of digging it up this season and putting it in a large tub as it is getting a bit lost where its planted
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Re: Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by Balinbear on 11th June 2012, 13:09

Take off the high heels?
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Re: Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by sue-anne on 11th June 2012, 13:24

ha ha yeah right Balinbear ,if only that was the problem all would be well
we arent getting rid of the rose as we love it so much ,its a good talking point
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Re: Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by neptune on 11th June 2012, 14:30

Sink hole...... Smile ....take a photo that is dated with a measuring stick from the base upwards and then later on take another one dated and see the difference in height.......
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Post by sue-anne on 11th June 2012, 14:43

hmm ,now that isnt as odd as it sound neptune as it jogged my memory a bit as when we moved here that garden bed had 5-7 huge palms of various types there and we got them out and ground up the stumps as the roots were travelling so when we planted that rose ,it could be sinking into a spot were any old palm roots had rotted down

you know the more I think of it the more I think you may have just hiot the nail on the head ,but I will still do a measuring thingy ok

thanks so very very much
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Post by neptune on 11th June 2012, 14:49

Pleased to be of service.... Thumbsup
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Post by sue-anne on 11th June 2012, 16:09

hubby said to say thankyou also neptune cheers
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Post by neptune on 11th June 2012, 17:27

We aim to please... Smile
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Re: Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 11th June 2012, 18:07

Ok, with from what I have read on this topic there are a couple of things. If the plant is "sinking" I would get 2 sticks and a piece of string, ty the string to each stick, mark the level of the string on the rose stem, then that would tell whether it is sinking.
My other concern Sue-Anne is as 'Fiona's Wish' is a HT, why would it be budded/grafted onto a 5'6" standard. Are you sure about the height. Did you not mean 3'6". That is the height for standards and 5'6" is weeping standard height.
Regards David.
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Re: Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by The Estate on 11th June 2012, 18:28

speaking of which, can any one reco a weeper please ? I have a few but need to replace one Smile another one snapped of a few years ago after a huge storm and I am yet to replace it, looking for one that is not white, cream or pink please Smile Also a supplier whom you have bought weepers from, thanks
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Re: Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by sue-anne on 11th June 2012, 19:28

Roseman I just looked at my notes from when I got the rose ,it was a 5 foot standard sorry not 5'6''my apologies, but definitely not 3'6''
I have no idea why it was on such a large standard that was the way the lady had purchased it ,she decided that she just didnt have room for it at the time ,I came home with 6 other roses that day too
it has to be sinking (though I could put the string across there )as it is getting shorter each year


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Re: Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by sue-anne on 11th June 2012, 19:30

cheryl maybe you could try crepescule it makes a gorgeous weeper , I know magic gardens had it at one stage
I also had one out of town but being on the side of a hill ,the wind took the top clean off one day
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Re: Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by AutumnDamask on 11th June 2012, 20:25

+1 for the Crepescule. Treloars have a huge one and it is DIVINE.
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Re: Standard Fionas Wish Rose

Post by The Estate on 12th June 2012, 09:48

That is the one that snapped off, was thinking of getting something different :?
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