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Marianne’s Responses 2017-10-25T05:32:02+00:00

Marianne’s Responses

Moving a just-planted shrub

Posted by | October 18, 2018

This week some helpers planted for me. My Rose of Sharon was planted too close to a walkway. I need it to be about a foot away from where it is. Is it OK to move it now or should I let it rest over winter and move it in the spring? It had been in a good sized pot.

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OSMOCOTE

Posted by Lloyd SCHULTENOVER | October 17, 2018

Is OSMOCOTE A GOOD CHOICE FOR USE ON CROTONS?, OR IS THERE A BETTERT CHOICE.

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Osmocote shells

Posted by Dennis Doncaster | October 15, 2018

The statement on the web site is that the empty shells from Osmocote degrade into the soil. What is the mechanism of this degradation. Does the resin biologically degrade or is it a physical degradation only? If it is physical only, does Osmocote contribute to microplastic pollution?

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Plant Name

Posted by TomandLinda | October 14, 2018

Can you tell me the name of this plant.

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Lifted Dahlias too early

Posted by D Pryor | October 14, 2018

Hi Marianne. I live in Kent and have Dinnerplate Dahlias in my flower garden. I decided this year to store them and took them out of the ground about 3 weeks ago. They are hanging in my shed to dry now. But I found out that I wasn't supposed to lift them until the first frost. So now they have ...

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When can I prune my floribunda roses

Posted by Lisa Winiecki | October 14, 2018

My roses did not do well this year - they had terrible black spot with powdery mildew in spite of using a systemic product - I'd like to prune them now & clean up all the leaves before it freezes but I don't want to lose them either! Thanks for any advice!

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The 3 Big Rosebushes Have Kept on Ticking. What Now?

Posted by Daniel Bloom | October 14, 2018

Those three struggling rosebushes I asked you about have all survived. The one with more sun blossomed quite a bit. The other two began growing leaves 10 days ago. I'd like to move the two to a sunnier, drier area. How long should I wait? Today starts a stretch of lows in the 40s and 50s (with one night in ...

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Climbing rose

Posted by Diana Blair | October 14, 2018

My rose bush has 4’ of stem before the leaves start and is 15’ tall. I would like to cut it back to 7-8’ as most of the flowers are beyond reach. What do you think?

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Roses wintering in Pensacola, Florida

Posted by Barbara Looney | October 10, 2018

This summer was unusually hot and my rose bushes have lots of burned leaves and branches falling off. Can cut my bushes back to make it through the winter?

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Which Fertilizer?

Posted by Sandra Schlesinger | October 10, 2018

Please tell me which of your fertilizers I need for the following: 1. Barberry Bush 2. Gardenia (Everblooming grafted) 3. Jasmine Sambac Shrub 4. Winter Gem Boxwood 5. Asiatic Jasmine Groundcover Thank you.....P.S. are your fertilizers organic?

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