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rose bush unknown var

rose bush unknown var (rosa incognita)

I'm wary of pruning plants, especially roses - very easy to take too much off but very difficult to pu tit back on again! certainly too late to do anything now it's budding

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Added to GoYpedia ... buds look promising !

5 Jun, 2013


oh, I hope so! usually I only see a few and the flowers don't last long. This one does indeed look promising - provided I don't do anything to it to "help" it!

6 Jun, 2013


Look very nice. Kedy it on the sun and give some organic fertiliser to it at spring and do not worry about prunning.

30 Jun, 2013


I've not looked after them very well,it's been raining so much thjat I can't feed them because that would mean adding even more water! bvt now the weatehr's dried a bit, I can stqart feeding them.

1 Jul, 2013


Fran, if you have cow horn chips there (probably the name is different, I just did literal translation), just put a full palm around your rose and cover it with inch of soil. It is best to do that in March, but for roses July is OK as well.
From what I see on the picture, your rose is the shrub which is branching right from the ground. Pruning this sort of rose is not so complicated.
In case of the shrub which you have, you just have to cut the shrub in March, cca 30 cm above the ground ( do not worry about sleeping buds) and then cut off dead wood and branches which are spreading inside the bush. This is prevention of disease, as rose likes sun and must dry as quickly asap. If it has lots of leaves inside the bush, it dries harder.
That´s all and you will see you will have a lot of flowers in June/July.

1 Jul, 2013


I looked on Google, but all it offered me for "cow heel chips" was fish and chip shops! maybe someone on GoY can supply the missing link.

I forgot to prune the roses this year, they were in teh greenhouse, and out of sight is out of mind! too late to do anything now they're in bud, but I'll hope to remember next spring.

1 Jul, 2013


They will bloom anyway, just the shrub will look sparse and you will probably get less flowers then if you cut it more in spring.
I found one link for you - it is general message on fertilising ans also pruning roses.

Sorry, I cannot help with translation of chips from horns, but gardeners will definitely know, what I am speaking about.

2 Jul, 2013


thanks Kat, I'll check that link and keep it for future reference. I'll prune the roses back this time, and see what happens next year!

2 Jul, 2013

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