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New roses for old

Posted: 17/06/2012 at 22:50

My reply to Yarrow2 seems not to have been added to the forum. His experience exactly mirrors mine.I preferred to consult a forum as I'm a bit suspicious that advice from a garden centre might be coloured by their desire to sell more plants!! However, as there doesn't seem to be categorical advice about the predictable performance of  cuttings taken from old bushes, I shall consult with a few garden centres and if I get useful advice, I'll add it to this thread.

Thank you for all comments.

Watch this space !

New roses for old

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 23:16

Thank you all.                                                                                              Your prediction was correct, Sotongeoff!                                                             Alina, my local Wyevale Garden Centre, and my David Austin Roses catalogue both indicate that after twelve to fifteen years roses won't perform so well and will need replacing.    Certainly all my oldest ones ( twenty years plus ) though pruned every year, do not produce an abundance of flowers as do the younger ones  - which seems consistent with that advice.  I have taken successful rose cuttings, and as you say, Leggi, there's no point not doing so, but I was simply wondering whether taking from really old plants would mean their offspring were less vigorous /robust /long-lived.    One thing I'm a bit haphazard about is feeding, though. Next year Alina, I'll  feed regularly and see if i can rejuvenate the golden oldies.              

Thankss again

                                                                                             

New roses for old

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 13:01

I'm told twelve years is how long you can expect a rose to survive and thrive before replacing it. I'm wondering whether cuttings from it, once established, will behave as new plants, and survive and thrive as such, or whether they will be inferior, having come from a 'spent' mother plant, and therefore not last the normal span.

In other words is it worth taking cuttings fron a plant that's had its day, or will the plants produced be inferior and short-lived?

New roses for old

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 12:54

There's  a rose I'm fond of, but which is twenty years old and definitely flagging.

Can I perpetuate it successfully with cuttings? i.e will the new plants behave like new young roses and have a twelve-year lifespan, or will they behave like a twenty-year-old, like the old mother plant ?

Thanks.

New roses for old

Posted: 16/06/2012 at 11:43

There's  a rose I'm fond of, but which is twenty years old and definitely flagging.

Can I perpetuate it successfully with cuttings? i.e will the new plants behave like new young roses and have a twelve-year lifespan, or will they behave like a twenty-year-old, like the old mother plant ?

Thanks.

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