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Advise needed about roses please.

I have two patio roses which haven't had much if any growth on them this year. They are several years old. One is Cider Cup and I can't remember what the other one is.

Is it worth repotting them with fresh compost in the same pots?

Or planting them out in a flower bed to see how they do?

Or just get rid of them, but I hate throwing plants away.image




  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,863

    Is there any healthy growth for a cutting or two?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Poor little things! You've still got green, so they might be rescuable, the heat and dry has been hard on pots this year. Your fresh compost idea sounds good (for feeding) but you might find they've filled the pots and want to go up a size?

    I've had one come back from worse than that, but I did give up on the pot and put it in the ground. where it turned into a rather different (larger) rose!

  • Thanks for the replies

    There are really any stems long enough to take cuttings.

    At the moment I have repotted one of the roses into a different pot with fresh compost. I wanted to use the terracotta pot it was in for another plant. image

    I might put the other one in the flower bed.

  • Good luck with the rescue!

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Although I would be inclined to bin them unless you have an  emotional attachment to them. 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
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