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Old 05-14-2009, 01:35 PM   #11
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I need to walk across the pasture and check on the R. Carolensis (sp?) I found last year. It's about time for it to be blooming. That one's native here.

I don't fertilize the ornamentals here, though I do treat the pink cabbage rose in the yard with corn meal when it gets black spot fungus. The red climbing cabbage rose that's gone up into the trees by my garden fence is blooming, too. It gets exactly nothing from me at all -- I haven't been able to figure out where's it's rooted in all the underbrush! Can you tell all the roses (ornamental, native, and invasive) were here already when I got here?

I'll "treat" the R. multiflora that's growing up my elderberry this weekend -- with a bowsaw (the base is way too thick even for hedge clippers). If I'm ambitious, there's another big patch that's endangering one extension of the barn that I should try to cut, too. I'd try out your RU suggestion, Swamp Thing, if I used herbicides.
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:09 PM   #12
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Treating your multiflora to a bowsaw can work if you make sure you keep treating it every time it comes back to mock you. Keep on top of it and you'll be able to send it to plant heaven. Watch out for seedlings.
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