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By Alextb

London, England Eng


A neighbouring boy helped me out in the garden and pruned my "Buff Beauty" bush rose, and I have looked at it and am no worried that it has been pruned way too low and in the wrong season.

Will this cause any problems?

This is my favourite rose and I do not want it to die.

Would feeding regualrly help it at all?

Please could someone give me some advice, as I am very worried?

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I was told by an elderly neighbour that you can't prune roses too hard. In fact he said they should be pruned as near to the soil as possible and he had beautiful roses. Mind, I don't know which type of rose he was referring to. I wouldn't worry, probs be OK. You can't un-prune it anyway can you?

5 Sep, 2011


I would of pruned this only slightly and this would of been done end oct/early nov, and any further pruning in April next year, it may respond still and any new shoots will be killed off by harsh frosts and the cut back stems will suffer some dieback due to hard frosts, however let me reasure you, i think if you protect with some straw or even put a pot over the rose when hard frosts are forcast, but avoid feeding now its far to late, start the feeding program in the spring.

5 Sep, 2011


O.K, thank you. I will take extra care of this rose this winter, and just keep my fingers crossed.

5 Sep, 2011


If it survives the winter, I would suggest that you plant it out in the garden if possible. Roses tend to do less well in pots as they like to be deep rooted in constantly moist soil. They become stressed and suffer from black spot more readily. If you have to keep it in a pot, it is best to remove the stones and replenish the top layer of soil occasionally.

7 Sep, 2011


Good News!

I have checked on the rose and it is now sprouting new growth, so it is alright.

I will have to keep it protected though.

12 Sep, 2011

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