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by chuckp
Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:40 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Epson salts/ magnesium sulphate
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Epson salts/ magnesium sulphate

Years ago I read that the health of roses can be improved by using Epsom salts to lower the pH of the soil. I never saw any difference in my potted roses when I tried it.
Have anyone tried Epson salts on their potted roses or rose beds and what were the results?

chuckp
by chuckp
Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: white mountains rose
Replies: 12
Views: 3177

Re: white mountains rose

Hi André and Joe
Can you PM me at <snip> - ed

Thank you chuckp
by chuckp
Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:42 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Ever wonder what happens to your labels?
Replies: 11
Views: 2002

Re: Ever wonder what happens to your labels?

hi Margit, You did not say how long you put the labels in before this behavior started. Could it be the salt on your hand attracted this moose? A few years ago I rented some land from a farmer at the edge of a Provential park to plant my baby roses. The deer came out of the park and pull up my caref...
by chuckp
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Holland and Home
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Holland and Home

Thanks Warren, I do feel bless to live here,mother nature does my pruning for me. But this blessing does come with some serious challenges. It sounds like you have the same basic soil type as we do in the Red River Valley. This leads me to my next question, on a practical basis. How do you manage we...
by chuckp
Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: Holland and Home
Replies: 6
Views: 1188

Re: Holland and Home

WOW! Warren, beautiful.
Winter is about to descend on us here on the Canadian Prairies. After seeing your roses I feel like going out right now and working with my roses.
What is the soil type you plant your roses in? it looks sandy.

chuckp
by chuckp
Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: white mountains rose
Replies: 12
Views: 3177

white mountains rose

I acquired White Mts. ten years age. I still haven't done much with it. A search on HMF and this forum "R. maximowicziana descendants" by David Z. anothers tells me that it was hybridized by Dr.Risley out of a seedling breed by fellow Manitoban Dr.Frank skinner.It is hardy as far north as the Devoni...
by chuckp
Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: The Magic Stratification Question
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: The Magic Stratification Question

hi Donald, My comments go beyond casual intererest. I have 40,000 seeds in my home deep freezer. They in no way I'm able to germinate that many seed in the near future. I was hoping that someone had experience this before,that would tell me how much time I have. Next spring I plan to start hybridizi...
by chuckp
Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: The Magic Stratification Question
Replies: 27
Views: 5012

Re: The Magic Stratification Question

I am not sure I'm answering your question, most of my seeds are from near species crossed with flourabunda,teas and some shrubs. I follow the 3 months damp warm in peat,followed by 3 months in the fridge. I had taken a break from hybridizing and stored 2008 seeds in the freezer.Last fall I took some...
by chuckp
Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:00 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: potting soil mixes
Replies: 3
Views: 835

potting soil mixes

Like most things in life, we utilize the things that are near, available in abundance and reasonable in price. Pottng up roses is no different. I am interested to hear of the potting soil recipes of other hybridizes,especially people that keep their roses in pots year round. For example do you fish ...
by chuckp
Thu Sep 19, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: grafting Tender roses on to cold hardy rootstock
Replies: 2
Views: 1247

grafting Tender roses on to cold hardy rootstock

Thanks to those who took the time to respond to my first posting. One of the most difficult things for rose hybridizes in zone 3 would be to keep tender roses alive over the winter period. I keep my breeding stock in a climate controlled room over winter. The difficult time is this period, a long mi...
by chuckp
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: Rose Hybridizers Association Forum
Topic: dr.eckener as a seed parent
Replies: 3
Views: 604

dr.eckener as a seed parent

Hi everyone, Before I raise my first question, let me tell you something about myself. I live in Western Canada. I have been working on breeding roses for about 15 years. about 5 years age I decided to concentrate on creating yellow roses that are hardy here. The RHA forum has proven to be a of grea...