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Also that reminds me. The worst offender for this problem is when limbs intersect/cross, especially where it could rain on the leaves of one and drip onto the other. Important to cut back limbs that intersect to avoid this issueSCGrassMan said:I have two bushes next to one another and this one is infected and the other one is fine. I think this one is more in the path of the spray head.
I will do as you suggest, thanks!
There are few things I hate more than rose maintenance :lol:SCGrassMan said:
I do not suppose there are a lot of palm trees in Texas. There are absolutely no palm trees at home. I refuse to have them. If I ever acquire a property with palm trees or any other trees, they all get to meet my tree trimmer friends. I will also not have bouganvillea. Here's what I use to make rose trimming a relatively thornless operation.Ecks from Tex said:There are few things I hate more than rose maintenance :lol:SCGrassMan said:
Actually we have a ton of palm trees all along the Gulf coast. I'm minutes from the coast and thankfully have no palm trees. I've dealt with them before and they are pretty miserable to maintain.Greendoc said:I do not suppose there are a lot of palm trees in Texas. There are absolutely no palm trees at home. I refuse to have them. If I ever acquire a property with palm trees or any other trees, they all get to meet my tree trimmer friends. I will also not have bouganvillea. Here's what I use to make rose trimming a relatively thornless operation.Ecks from Tex said:There are few things I hate more than rose maintenance :lol:SCGrassMan said:
Lol you've got me with the palmsGreendoc said:In humid weather, my best friends are Mancozeb+Propiconazol or Myclobutanil, rotated with Mancozeb+Azoxystrobin, Trifloxystrobin or Pyraclostrobin, and finally Mancozeb+Thiophanate-Methyl. If you have to cut the roses that meticulously, disease prevention is in order. I have roses at home. Most months of the year, they are fairly trouble free. They are on drip irrigation not overhead sprinkler irrigation. Weather here is a 20-30 MPH wind blowing 24 hours a day most of the time. When that wind stops and it starts raining, I need to watch for disease. Still, I rather deal with roses than having to haul away palm fronds and palm seeds. Hawaii is a state that charges to dispose of yard waste over 1 cubic yard per month and burning of any kind is totally prohibited. Which is stupid because there is an active volcano making much more noxious smoke than any burn pile.
Yep a drip system is my top priority. Just still in the design process because I'm wanting to have a comprehensive design and plan before I start reworking zonee, which are currently manual but I plan to make automatic. I've been researching the fert injectors myself and hadn't decided whether I was going to go down that route or not when i finally convert my system.Greendoc said:Drip irrigation. Imidacloprid for insects, and some fungicides on hand are why roses make me less crazy than palm trees. I mostly enjoy the flowers, give them away to the neighbors, and deadhead when I have time or are in the mood to do so. If I have not done it in a week, it is not a crisis. I am going to get off of my butt soon and put a fertilizer injector on the drip line. The roses have even forgiven me for not fertilizing them as often as they should be done. Last time I did it was a month ago as part of the annual Imidacloprid and Exteris application. Nematodes and insects can be brutal here. No ice or frost to freeze them to death every year.
Funny that's exactly what I was looking at. I watched this video and then started looking into their products and saw the appealGreendoc said:I am going to fit a Dosatron on my system. It is one of the smaller ones made. Only for the roses. Not for the grass. I have installed Dosatrons for commercial growers before and they are a lot more consistent vs the bottle with a tube going into the bottle and one more going back into the water line. I am not convinced a mix of 20-20-20 and FEature will be dispensed in the same concentration from start to finish.