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by philip_la
Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Protection from aphids and fungus gnats
Replies: 26
Views: 1970

Re: Protection from aphids and fungus gnats

Hmmm... a number of posts from the old forum didn't transfer... Metaldehyde is moderately toxic, and can do in cats and dogs if they eat it. It will eventually biodegrade, I believe, into acetic acid, but is a probable carcinogen in its intermediate stages. With regards to maggots, in the other post...
by philip_la
Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rodentially challenged
Replies: 29
Views: 2373

Re: Rodentially challenged

David, they are all rodents, and as an Aussie, your "ignorance" is quite pardonable and understandable as I understand your selection of indigenous rodents to have once been refreshingly limited. (I also understand Australia, alas, got past that thanks to some imports and now enjoys being rodentiall...
by philip_la
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Personal Profile - Adding Signature Line
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Personal Profile - Adding Signature Line

Oh, how bizarre... I didn't seem my "signature" on previous post...

I'm on Chrome. Does that have anything to do with this? I gather I'm supposed to see a check-box next to "Add my signature..." beneath the "Options:" heading when composing a message? My computer is not displaying such.
by philip_la
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Personal Profile - Adding Signature Line
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Personal Profile - Adding Signature Line

Sunset zones do make a lot of sense except that interpreting the number requires having a reference on hand. They aren't as intuitive as, for instance, listing "hardiness zone, heat zone, precipitation pattern..." and other such individual climate references. Kim, when the USDA re-tabulated data sev...
by philip_la
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:39 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Germination with calcium nitrate-formula
Replies: 57
Views: 20469

Re: Germination with calcium nitrate-formula

Yes, of course. I would be afraid to soak anything for more than a day or two at any rate. And I suppose getting the correct concentration to start the process without being toxic would be a bit of a trick -- and likely variable from one seed to another -- but I wondered if one could gauge the effec...
by philip_la
Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Personal Profile - Adding Signature Line
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: Personal Profile - Adding Signature Line

It's a great feature to help folks learn a little about you.

If you have a long "signature" (i.e. include a quote) you might consider using a smaller font for the signature -- this may help others to navigate your posts a little easier. (These "signatures" will be in every post you create!)
by philip_la
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Rosa maximowicziana descendants seem to germinate easily
Replies: 22
Views: 1487

Re: Rosa maximowicziana descendants seem to germinate easily

David and Paul, I am not familiar with Rosa maximowicziana, and wonder if you might speculate as to what the species has to offer as a parent. I gather it is similar in many traits to R. muliflora, and rather bristly, but perhaps not overly disease resistant? I like the photos I found of it. I love ...
by philip_la
Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Germination with calcium nitrate-formula
Replies: 57
Views: 20469

Re: Germination with calcium nitrate-formula

Thanks for investing so much effort and for sharing the results. As a matter of curiosity -- and I may be interpreting risks and effects incorrectly -- I was wondering if anyone has attempted an alternative pre -soak of seeds in a concentrated solution, and then planting up in unadulterated media. I...
by philip_la
Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Smooth Hulthemias
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Smooth Hulthemias

Oh, hey, there's a good new pen-name for you, Jim: "Smooth by design..."

;-)

Very nice rose. Has that one been able to withstand the summer-heat-test yet?