A Conversation for Join the Q: More Flowers and Love
paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows Posted Mar 18, 2018
I have two pots of wild roses sunk into the ground in my back yard. When the weather gets warm enough, I'll pull them out and plant them in a permanent location elsewhere. Half the pleasure of having wild roses is the beautiful red rosehips that they carry far into the winter when there's very little color elsewhere.
SashaQ - happysad Posted Mar 21, 2018
Yes, rosehips are a good splash of colour and the birds often enjoy them too
I have a rose in a pot that shares the name of my partner and it has provided me with an impressive number of blooms over the last couple of years I removed most of the faded flowers to encourage a longer flowering season, but then left a few in autumn and they went to rosehips so the plant really did well
paulh. Following butterflies through the meadows Posted Mar 21, 2018
I read somewhere that the double-petaled roses are less likely to make rosehips, partly because the bees have trouble getting in there to pollinate, and also because some of the stamens have been replaced by extra petals. That's why I like to mix the single-petal and double-petal roses together. In the Summer, the double petals stand out, but in the Winter, the single-petal roses have the rosehips.
Can you tell that I love gardening?
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