SatansMother Posts: 3
We've been our rented house about 2 years and I noticed these gorgeous roses. There is one "actual" pale pink rose (our landlady doesn't know anything about the garden which was planted by a previous tenant) but these don't seem to have a base and are sprouting up all over the same bed but about 2 meters from the "actual" rose. From memory they are a dark pink and are lovely and I'd like to keep them.
How can I get them to produce more leaves and flowers?
Last edited: 14 February 2018 00:32:46
KIND OF HARD TO TELL EXACTLY WHAT YOU HAVE THERE.
HOW TO GET THEM TO PRODUCE MORE LEAVES AND FLOWERS?
WAIT ABOUT FOUR MONTHS.
WHEN THEY ARE IN LEAF AND FLOWER POST ANOTHER PHOTO AND WE SHALL BE IN A MUCH BETTER POSITION TO IDENTIFY YOUR ROSES.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
They look like what I had when I started renovating my garden. I assumed they were rose suckers. The roots had spread a good number of metres and were throwing up shoots all over the place. My solution was to dig them out - no easy task as some had gone very deep. Inevitably I missed some small bits and over the next year or so they also throw up shoots which have had to be dug up. Up until removing them, mine never flowered.
Your photos are a bit confusing. Are you just interested in making sure the plant produces maximum amounts of flowers? With them sprouting up in places, they could be a type of hedge rose but as suggested, wait till they form more and then post another photo in early summer. But, the best thing to do now if you want to have many leaves and flowers is to prune them back to at least 2 feet from ground level. They will put on lots of new growth from the pruning, so will create many branches and leaves.
Last edited: 14 February 2018 17:28:42
Thanks for the replies.
Last year they didn't have many leaves at all - mostly just at the tops. I'll prune them back and see what happens.
Presuming they are suckers, should they be easy enough to transplant into another bed? Or if one comes out will they all come out like bunting on a rope? And indeed would they survive transplanting?
Also as we don't know the history of the garden, could they conceivably be an old buried rose throwing up shoots?
If they are suckers, they will have come from the root stock. You will not want to plant these as they will probably produce insignificant,or no flowers.
Rugosas sucker too - though the one you have is not a Rugosa, they have prickly stems.
Some old shrub roses are also grown on their own roots. My 'Maiden's Blush' suckers and the flowers are like the original.
Trouble is, the best one has come up between paving flags and the concrete edging, and I can't get it out without demolition work
Thanks for that B3 - the flowers that have been produced were very lovely so that's a shame. I'll cross my fingers that pruning invigorates them!
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