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Rose Bush Branch Repair??

Discussion in 'Roses' started by reb999000, May 26, 2018.

  1. reb999000

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    To All,

    Sadly I have accidentally sheared off a small branch from my Red Devil rose bush which I made a "repair" by gently reattaching the branch back using 4 inch plastic black ties and then I had watered the bush for at least three minutes afterwards.

    Please view attached pictures for your further information and any further thoughts on this??............

    Regards,

    Bob.

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    • Clare G

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      Can't really see this working, to be honest - it's such a big split, right down the heart of the stem.

      You might improve your chances by sealing with wax or tape, of the kind used when grafting roses: Wax, tape, pine tar, equipment and consultancy for grafting

      But personally, I'm sorry to say, I'd just chop back to below the cut and keep my fingers crossed for regrowth.
       
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        As Clare said a clean cut below the damaged area. Roses are pretty tough and it should be forming new shoots in a few weeks and flowering before Autumn.
         
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          Leaving the wound open will invite disease or pests and possibly kill the rose. Clare and Nigel have suggested the safest option - prune the rose back to below the damaged area.
           
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          • Gail_68

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            @reb999000 you need to clip if off mate because if you don't like sheal mentioned infection could happen plus because it's broken they usually go brown and the stem it self dies :)
             
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            Ooops! I wonder how many of us have had similar accidents. Truly I can't speak against the comments already contributed. Perhaps I can share your thoughts & feelings. None of us like to lose a plant etc. IMO time is the trump card here. Yes it would have been better to seal with wax or tape, and then tie up. Crux of the matter is. Did the innermost part of the stem start to dry out? Much like, you cut your finger and time passes before you clean it and dress it, much the same here. Truthfully it's a 50/50 chance. Keep an eye on the foliage. Even now you could apply some tape. Plastic insulating tape has always proved good for me. All the best.
             
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            • Gail_68

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              I have Mike and the stem as gone brown and then clipped it off :wallbanging:...lesson learnt mate I can tell ya :pathd:
               
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              Reb , we have all had pruning or clearing disasters . Prune it back as above , it will soon recover at this time of year :blue thumb:
               
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              • Gail_68

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                Harry they usually die once split as I've learnt that lesson in the past :)
                 
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                @ To all,

                You are precisely correct, this did not accomplish anything at all whatsoever.

                Bob.
                 
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                  Hi @reb999000 move it to a space where it has more room and where there's light and shade...not knowing which one it prefers :)
                   
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                  @Gail_68 if Bob moves the rose now - assuming it's in the ground, it is likely to kill it. It needs to recover first.
                   
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                    So sorry your first aid failed. I have treated several roses and have been lucky. One in particular is Rosa Felicia. It's now about ten yrs old, it only ever put up a single shoot, so I decided to let it grow. One day I accidentally cut it almost in half. I gave it a touch of first aid. Today it's full of beautiful blooms and covers a garden arch.
                     
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                      Sheal bare with me mate i'm going [​IMG]...I was thinking the hydrangea discussion...Christ I need to see a [​IMG]
                       
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