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Dead heading roses

Hi, sorry if this is a daft question. 

I am not a gardener really so not sure and i did a google but was also unsure.

We moved in to a new house that already has an established garden. 

The roses have bloomed. Do I now need to dead head them? (Does that literally just mean chopping off the dead heads?) 

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  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,344
    I can't see any in the 2nd picture that you need to deadhead right now, but in the first pic. yes just snip off the old flowers.  No need to be fussy, just use a scissors or pruners if you have one.  You could cut off a bit more if you want, but there's no pressure to do so.
    Do you know the name of the rose in the first picture?... I can't be certain but it looks like climbing 'Lady Hillingdon'... if so, I have this also.   This was mine until a few days ago, when it looked like yours, so I've deadheaded it...   it's a most beautiful Tea rose..

  • Thanks - I don't know what type of rose it is, just one that was already there. 

    I have gone out and snipped off the dead heads that I could reach. 

    See what happens next i suppose :) 
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    @Marlorena how do you get your roses to flower so prolifically?
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,344
    Hi Mary,.. thank you...well, I do feed them, but also they get some composted manure during the winter, but my roses are chosen for prolific blooming, I do some research before I buy... that's all I can say really... thanks again..
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    @Marlorena I am suffering a serious dose of 'rose envy'.  Only really getting seriously into gardening for the last 3/4 years, first time having my own garden.  Bought 2 more roses this year, I now have 6 roses.  3 somewhat pricey and named, 3 unnamed.  I try to buy based on scent and repeat bloom.  I also have grown miniature roses from seed, but am disappointed as they are more like a miniature dog rose, flat open flowers and no scent.  You should be well proud of your beauties.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,344
    Thanks Mary, I hope your roses do well for you, I know they do cost a lot sometimes, but if you get the right ones, I think they're worth it, for months of display in our gardens...
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