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What types of roses are these?

sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
Good morning!

I have a few various roses in my garden; unfortunately, I know the least about roses when it comes  to gardening!

1) These two have ventured in from over the fence next door - they are long..thats it!

What are they and what should I do? 

2) These ones are growing in another area.  These grow upwards.  They have only a few branches/side shoots, but notably, are upright.  There was one flower a few weeks ago I think, it was pink, with multi layered petals.  Didn't last long!

3) This one seems to have a large few main stems with several branches (like a tree).  The main stems are quite thick and woody (older I guess?). Sorry if photo is not clear, but here is a close up of the leaves:

I would really appreciate any help in identifying them! and any tips on anything I should be doing.  

Number 2 and 3 are right at the back of a bed with lots of other planting, and I am wondering why they would be planted in such an inaccessible position?

Thank you 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,986
    edited August 2018
    The first one is a blackberry bramble ... they send out long thorny shoots which root and form another plant when they touch the ground.   Put some stout gloves on, cut it/them off as far as you can reach and pull any rooted bits out of your border.  Keep an eye out for them doing the same thing this time next year. 

    The second and third are roses but no idea what sort.  I would prune them hard back in February/early March, feed them with rose fertiliser and see what they do ... cutting them back might just rejuvenate them and then they'd be worthwhile keeping  :)

    There's also an ash tree sapling in the second pic just to the left of the main thorny rose stem ... dig/pull that out and learn to recognise the blighters so you can pull other ones out before they get that large in future.  I'm a dab hand at it ;)  ... we had two large ash trees overhanging this garden when we moved here .... now there's only one. 

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

  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
    Thank you dovefromabove!

    I didn't recognise number 1 as a bramble  :# although I spend a lot of time battling them...

    Regarding the roses, ok great, will do that.  

    Will deal with the saplings :( I have a lot of them :(

  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344

    These are ash saplings too, right? :( Right next to my wall :(
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,986
    Yes ... we get that too ... the wind blows the seeds up against the wall and then they root in the crack ... if you can't pull them out from there I would use some targetted glyphosate to kill them ... I don't like using weedkiller but sometimes it's the best option when the roots are going to cause structural damage if they get any bigger. 

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

  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 344
    Thank you, much appreciated.
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