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Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:53 be honest, I think you're fortunate to have 2 nice stems growing up already for such a young plant... it's difficult to say what will happen as I don't know the name of the rose you have..but own root roses can grow attractively from the base, throwing up their stems in their own time, without that ugly graft union... won't hurt it if you cut them back, you're not going to kill it...but realise that some roses can sulk if they are stopped in their tracks in such a manner at this time of year, and not put on any fresh growth for some time....  this is why I like to give them their heads...that's my way of doing things...others will tell you different....up to you really...can't decide for you as to prune back those fine stems now would not be my way of gardening...  but it's not a great issue....climbing roses are usually tough and thrifty whatever we do with them...tolerating neglect and all sorts of rough treatment....


Growing Roses

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 22:08

..oh aren't they lovely...and Claire de Lune playing romantic.... I must make room for another one...

Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 21:57

...up to you what you do there of course.... I don't fuss over these things and prefer to give plants their heads for the first year or two.... I can always catch up with pruning at a later time when I see how the plant develops... so for  me, no I wouldn't cut anything off until well into next year when I see more of what I've least you won't have to worry about suckers....

Growing Roses

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 21:27

...such lovely roses...and a fine thread for this time of year...

..I like close ups, so here are a few of mine...

'Kew Gardens'....totally thornless...suitable for a pathway...

 ..gentle rambler 'Ghislaine de Feligonde'...nice rich colour I think..

 ...old rose and Hall of Fame-er 'Gruss an Teplitz'...has a scent to die for...

 'Bonica'....I think this is one of the finest shrubs, of any kind, that anyone can grow... fine foliage, disease free...continuous flowering...and another from the rose Hall of Fame...

 'Mortimer Sackler' upright climber...8 and foliage down to the ground...thornless from the knee up....lovely scent too...


A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:51


Dovefromabove wrote (see)

If I spoke to it nicely and asked it to grow outwards rather than across the path???

 I could explain about the danger of getting its toes run over by the wheelie bin 

...well, I can't see it, as it soon gets away from you, but anything is worth a try I suppose... 'Cambridge' much the same...

...Fuchsia 'Genii' any good...?

Underachiever Award

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:25


...I'm afraid under achievers don't last long at Jardin Salino....


Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:17

...I'm beginning to wish the slugs had actually eaten my viticellas...

A perennial for a shady, long and very narrow border

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 20:07

..I would think twice about planting this Geranium in a 6 inch has an indefinite spread and would be almost impossible to contain in such a small space..

..this one was planted as a single stem with root 4 years's now 4 foot wide each way...


climbing rose problem

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 19:47 long have you had them?  they can take some time to settle down before they flower well... first couple of years can be all growth in my experience...

Rose Cutting Successful - now what??

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 09:04

...just a couple of things I've noticed there...your plant could do with a cane inserted, such as the one you have in the pot to the left... inserting it into the top left hand corner shouldn't do much damage to the root system...and it will be needed to keep the stems straight before it's planted... I also notice that there isn't much compost in that container..several inches below the could do with a top fact looking at the top growth it's probably almost ready to be planted out...those roots should be growing well in there... definitely needs to be nutcutlet said earlier..

..perhaps you'll post a photo when it's in flower, so we can see what it's like..

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