Rose pruning.

I'm lead to believe rambling roses flower on the previous years growth. Does this mean, the new shoots which are now beginning to appear along last years stems will bear this years flowers. Thanks.

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  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 2,244
    Yes that's correct..   do you know the name of your rose?..
  • The names of the ramblers are Open Arms and Lady of the Lake. Both are modern type roses from David Austin. While I'm here, is it still OK to move a shrub rose to a new position. Again a modern type, been in the ground about 3 summers.
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 4,725
    I think you'd be ok doing it now Peter.

    Prepare the new planting site / hole properly before you dig the rose out. If you can take out a nice big lump of soil round the rootball it probably won't notice the move. If you've had as little rain as we have you will find the soil unseasonably dry. Be sure to puddle in the rose when you transplant it and then water regularly for a couple of months unless we have lots of rain.
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
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