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Feb 06 - Rose Growing in Skyrise Apartments

#1 User is offline   wilson 

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Posted 11 February 2006 - 02:56 AM

Rose Growing in Skyrise Apartments

Valentine's Day is around the corner. Wanna try growing a pot of roses for your partner? Let Boon Kiat tell you how you can do that...

URL: http://www.greenculturesg.com/articles/feb...kyrise_apts.htm
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 10:14 AM

One advantage of grafted roses is the selection of a vigorous root stock which is able to withstand our heat and and soil here. Most of the roots of these exotic roses require a soil temperature of about 20 degrees celsius during the night to recuperate in order to retain its vigour and superb blooms. The Thais have been very good in overcoming mother nature. When the plant fails to grow due to root sensitivity, they will be grafted. Thus it is not surprising to see many grafted adeniums and Christmas cacti available in the Thai market.

A grafted rose will be top in my wishlist once I can free up some space from my balcony. :grin:
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 11:43 AM

hmm.. mine too.. !!
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:36 AM

View Postwilson, on Feb 11 2006, 02:56 AM, said:

Rose Growing in Skyrise Apartments

Valentine's Day is around the corner. Wanna try growing a pot of roses for your partner? Let Boon Kiat tell you how you can do that...

URL: http://www.greenculturesg.com/articles/feb...kyrise_apts.htm


Thanks Maggie for your info, it is a good one that Boonboon did, all our rose crazy must read here!
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 10:29 AM

Abby, thanks for bumping up this post. It is very informative. :)/>
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Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:31 PM

This article was published in GCS a few days after valentine joined GCS. Hence a bit outdated lah. :blush:/> Thus rose vocabulary like white summer oil, grafted rose etc are not mentioned. Most importantly, the trick to grow those imported roses in Singapore is to first prune prune then spray spray. A technique shared by valentine in his talk at HortPark during GardenTech 2009 which I have missed. :glare:/> And now we have maggie's worm casting and BE1. Also confidor, Prosperity, China's Doll etc. Have I missed out any vocab from the other rose growers? :lol:/>
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 08:14 PM

Yep, it's a good piece of article to read about even if it was written way back few years ago...shows how much progress we have made in growing roses successfully in the tropics. :notworthy:/>
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 07:08 AM

Just thought I share my tips for growing Rose in High Rise Building. I have my two pots of rose for 5 years now.
I find that adding moss as the top soil help keep the wind from drying it out and also rose love slight acid water which the moss is able to provide. I got the dried moss from Diaso and World Farm. Just added another 2 more pots this January.

My 2 scent worth.

Sandi
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Posted 10 February 2015 - 12:26 PM

Sandi, thanks for sharing? What kind of roses are u growing?
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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:58 PM

View Postboonboon, on 10 February 2015 - 12:26 PM, said:

Sandi, thanks for sharing? What kind of roses are u growing?

Wow it have been so long since I last come here. Sorry Boonboon my reply was 1.5 years too late. wahahaha. Anyway I got my roses from World Farm, that was the only place I ever got my roses from. The first 3 died on my watch but after I apply the moss on top it have survived and bloom repeatedly for me. Mine was a cream rose and a pink rose (it was beautiful until it peak the petals do not hold up well, piss me off, still beautiful and fragrant though). Cooler season yield bigger rose.

Now that the moss peat have disintegrate I am desperate to find them coz my rose plant although survived till today about 5-6 years now may not if I neglect it as much as I did.

Anyway glad to be back. Gonna go kapo and update what's been going on now.

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