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Discussion in 'Roses' started by Freddy, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. Freddy

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    Hello chums:)
    I’m doing a bit of remodelling in the garden. To that end I’ve cleared out quite a few shrubs and stuff. So, what I have are a couple of unknown roses that are against the wall. These have been pretty much hidden until now and as a consequence they have no growth lower down. I’ve trimmed the tops down a bit to stop them toppling over. Question is, is there anything I can do to promote growth lower down?
    Here’s a pic of one of them up against the 7ft wall.

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    Cheers...Freddy
     
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    • Tetters

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      Evening Freddy..... well now 'handsome head':snorky: the only way I know to promote growth lower down is to get really really mean with the pruners and chop the blighters off around the ankles!
      I`ve usually found that the meaner I get (with plants) the better they grow...[​IMG]
       
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      • KFF

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        Hi Freddy, I think if it was mine I would cut a few more branches off and then train what was left actoss the top of the wall. It would look lovely with Roses hanging down above the pattened blocks.
         
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        • Gail_68

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          Hello @Freddy darling,

          I have to agree with @Tetters as you've still got good growth at the top...I would clip them low as it will give them strength to regenerate better plus that being your main rooting ;)
           
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          • Freddy

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            Thanks for the replies. Right, so that’s 2-1 in favour of giving it the chop :thumbsup:
             
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            • pete

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              I'd go along with @KFF, cut 50% lower and leave the rest at the top of the wall.
              Might be a bit late for flowers this year now but could build up a good framework for next year.
               
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                Well Freddy - looks like it`s even now so -- back to square one. Wotcha gonna do?

                Maybe @wiseowl would step up and play tie breaker - he is the rose king :blue thumb:
                Yoo hoo Woo :snorky:
                 
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                • Gail_68

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                  Naughty Naughty Tetters :dunno:….don't use the name in vain :loll:
                   
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                  I`m not. I`m just trying to get an opinion - that`s all. :)
                   
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                  • Gail_68

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                    I know my friend [​IMG] but Woo's night howling :heehee:
                     
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                    @Freddy come on darling...it's make your mind up time :pathd:
                     
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                    • Freddy

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                      Well, it strikes me that @pete has come up with a halfway house, a bit of both, so I think I’ll go with that :thumbsup:
                       
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                        Finally :heehee:….mind you I've never gone wrong myself yet with @pete advice ;)
                         
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                        Hello @Freddy if it were my Rose I would cut it down to 30 centimeters,,it will do it the world of good :smile:
                         
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                          Thank you Woo...we've been waiting for you ;)….same suggestion as @Tetters and myself made :)
                           

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