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Overgrown rose bush

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 15:13

Thanks for the good advice. I'm afraid it's not fantastic so I'll try pruning first and if that fails it may have to go.

Overgrown rose bush

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 15:04

Many thanks for the advice.

I think I do need to cut back quite a lot as it just keeps getting taller.

I’m not very experienced but my neighbour told me it wasn’t the original rose flowering anymore. The flowering stems are the tallest and quite thin, the others are brown and woody. The base is all brown/ woody and the branches, green and brown come out from above ground level. I’m afraid that it just seems to have been left to grow into quite a mess!

Many thanks for your help

Overgrown rose bush

Posted: 25/01/2013 at 14:29



We moved house last year and have inherited a rose bush in the front garden. I have no idea what variety it is but I don’t think it’s had much care in the past.


It’s about 50 cm round but has grown to over 6ft tall; many of the branches are brown and woody looking whilst some are very green. It flowered in summer last year through to winter.


I would like to prune it back to a shorter height but as a novice gardener I’m not sure when the best time to do this is or how aggressive I can be with pruning. I have been told that it’s no longer the original rose that is flowering.


Please help!  

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