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whitish something on compost in rose plant

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lorelei9here Thu 21-Apr-16 11:27:44

hi all
novice planter here
I have a rose plant that I bought about 2 weeks ago. It's grown two lovely new roses but the compost has developed this white tinge.

I googled and found lots of info about white mould on the plant itself but not on the compost. Any advice?

Thank you.

Boxoffrogs123 Thu 21-Apr-16 20:33:42

Probably just mould on the compost due to a bit much water and warm conditions ?

lorelei9here Fri 22-Apr-16 00:28:21

ah, it is freakishly hot in this flat. i didn't think I'd overwatered it though. Oops. Should I scrape that layer off, I suppose I should?

Ifailed Fri 22-Apr-16 06:38:59

You have then inside? I'm sure it can be done, but I expect they'll be very fussy.

DoreenLethal Fri 22-Apr-16 07:08:24

If it is inside, i suspect you are watering from the top with tap water so it is likely to be just limescale left on the top.

Kr1stina Fri 22-Apr-16 09:01:56

its unhappy because it doesn't like being inside .

Do you have a garden / balcony ?

lorelei9here Fri 22-Apr-16 11:17:28

Oh mum always had hers inside
I dint really have an outside

I do water it from the bottom but this a very heavy limescale area.

The roses are doing well so it's happy in that sense
I also bought it from Homebase, they keep them indoors but it's not as warm as my flat.

shovetheholly Fri 22-Apr-16 14:12:28

Compost can develop a white mould. It's not harmful to established plants, though I wouldn't use if for seeds/seedlings.

Make sure they're not too dry, but also not too wet!

lorelei9here Fri 22-Apr-16 23:55:51

thanks shove
My lovely looking plant does not look nice anymore which is a shame.

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