A Gardening Year

The adventures and misadventures of an heirloom gardener

Friday, July 01, 2005

Zephirine Drouhin and morning glories


At 11:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear oldroses -- so what do you think is chewing up the tender new rose leaves? Whatever is doing in your Zepherine is doing th same thing to my (relatively) newly planted Fru Dagmar. It's those tender new leaves. Got any idea? This has never happened before to my newly planted roses. I'm in NYC.

At 11:04 PM, Blogger OldRoses said...

Squirrels are the most likely culprit in your case. I also have a bunny living in my yard that could be responsible. I've been growing roses also for years and this is the first time this has happened. I think it's because the Zephirine Drouhin is planted under a birdfeeder (I want it to climb the pole). The squirrels also frequent this feeder so I'm not surprised that they are varying their diet with rose leaves.

At 11:33 PM, Blogger Sylvana said...

That particular rose variety is a tough one (you read the story about mine). I'm glad to hear that yours is doing OK!


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