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Chlorosis in Rose

ispookie666
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edited 14 April 2022 at 6:38AM in Gardening
Anyone have tips on dealing with severe chlorosis due to lime leaching? 

I had some fence replaced last year and the rose is just next to it. I noticed the rose starting to struggle badly late last year with the foliage showing chlorosis.  I tried the usual things of adding compost, adding Iron as sulphate.  A few months ago, I added a cup of sulphur chips to the soil and have been adding tea leaves to try to bring the pH down. 

I used one of those cheap stick in the soil pH meters and it reads half way between 7 and 8. Following this, I added more sulphur. 

The new growth for this year is really chlorotic. In a panic mode I have added a few teaspoon of Fe DTPA. It's been just over a week. 

I'm mulling over the possibility of other nutrient deficiencies.  Unfortunately, i cannot move the rose. 


Anyone know how long the lime leaching from concrete will happen?  Any suggestion from the lovely people on this forum. 

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  • Farway
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    Time to try one from your Granddad's time, Epsom salts was always the old standby for everything rose related


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  • twopenny
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    I've heard of Epsom salts in the garden.
    Just started to look it up. Interesting.
    I used to use soot for some plants. Another old idea that works.
    I had paving laid last year and was concerned. Some Hidcote Lavender wasn't happy at all as some other perennials but this year they are doing fine.
    I did remove any (and there was a lot) of concrete bits laying in the soil. Took ages.
    How close to the concrete is the rose sitting?

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  • ispookie666
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    I did add some Epsom salt a while back, I'll add some tomorrow.  
    Is there any point in adding some weak acid to the soil as a temporary fix to neutralise the lime?
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