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Help please!  My standard rose has sprouted a huge new shoot from the base - should I cut it off?

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  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,300

    Yes, right off, cleanly... and keep watch for any more over the course of time...

  • Will do - thanks for your help. I'm guessing same applies to all rose  types if new shoots of this kind appear? 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,281

    No ... many roses produce good shoots from below ground ... not all roses are grafted.  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Aha....Glad you told me that - very useful info - thanks a bunch!

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,281

    Mike - read the WHOLE THREAD image

    I was answering Jennifer's Second Question as to whether the answer to her query about Standard roses applied to ALL roses.

    If you remove all new shoots from the base of bush and climbing roses you'll be removing much good growth. 

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    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,559

    tee hee Dove. 

    A perfect example of why some are tucked away in my handy "ignore" section.

    Devon.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,281

    Hosta image  It's like the boy in the class room who sticks his hand up before hearing whole question ... but if he'd been in my Ignore cupboard I wouldn't have known that he'd wrongly contradicted me and misled the questioner, would I? image  

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • seakaleseakale Posts: 142

    We were given a sorry looking pot bound, standard, Fragrant Delight, last Christmas (as well as something more appealing!).  Finally planted it with lots of compost, manure, and root empathy stuff mixed in its planting hole.  We dug it square as is now recommended I think.

    The rose has romped away and has flowered well all summer, not only does it send up suckers from below but also up the stem.  I feed it regularly, and we kept it well watered through all the hot weather.  I always sink a flower pot in withe the refill after planting as pouring water in this will take the water right down to the roots.

    good luck with your gardening folks!

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