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Post by Happy roses on 26th June 2015, 12:48

Hi all, been a while since I have posted as I haven't much to contribute, but I still like to check to see what's going on.

I do finally have a question if anyone can tell me. I have several roses in pots sizes about 50cm x50cm give or take.
My question is, is this big enough for hybrid teas such as Double delight, Fairy tale Queen, etc.
I am hoping to move house eventually so will not be planting them as I want to take them with me.
They are going ok, and my thoughts were if I do manage to get them in the ground eventually (couple of years) will the growth improve or after spending much time in a pot, stay the same?

cheers and thanks in advance.
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Post by neptune on 26th June 2015, 15:17

Hi Happy....the pot size is not a problem and will last for a couple of years in a pot that size......if it seems that the bush is going backwards, lift it out in the cooler months, de-thatch the roots, top up with fresh soil and put the bush back in.
Just to show you how versatile the rose bushes are, I have a full grown "Just Joey" sitting on top of the garden soil in the small original pot that it came from the nursery in(approx. 10in tall and 6in wide at the top). All it gets from me is water and any nutrients it gets is from some half a dozen fibrous roots that have escaped from the bottom of the plastic pot
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Post by Happy roses on 27th June 2015, 09:01

Thanks, is it ok to trim the roots? They fill the pot.
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Post by neptune on 27th June 2015, 09:26

Yes...it helps it to stop being root bound...
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Post by Happy roses on 28th June 2015, 12:39

Ok I will do that, probably when I prune them.
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Post by Happy roses on 29th June 2015, 10:06

I probably should the question, how much roots can I trim?
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Post by neptune on 29th June 2015, 13:38

just clean up the roots that are heavily bunched up on the side of the pot
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Post by Happy roses on 29th June 2015, 18:59

Thanks Neptune, much appreciated.
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Post by paulh on 8th July 2015, 01:00

Ok happy, due to lack off space I have about 30 roses in pots. 50cm is ample, they should last a lifetime in that size pot. Just re-pot ever 3-4 years. Imo
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Post by Happy roses on 8th July 2015, 12:40

Hi Paul, I've seen the pics of your roses and I can see how well they grown. When checking out your website, I read the formula you used for potting mix and plan to follow it when I re-pot.
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Post by paulh on 8th July 2015, 16:57

All the best happy
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Post by neptune on 8th July 2015, 17:29

Paul...what is your link to Bonnie Doon, please.....
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Post by paulh on 21st July 2015, 22:19

Just noticed your posting John. If you go to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

The description on the home page says it all. Ta
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Post by neptune on 23rd July 2015, 23:07

paulh wrote:Just noticed your posting John. If you go to [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]


Paul, that link doesn't open the page for me.......
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Post by paulh on 23rd July 2015, 23:11

Sorry John auto correction on phone lol
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Post by neptune on 24th July 2015, 00:27

paulh wrote:Sorry John auto correction on phone lol
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now that works......
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