Rose pruning. Shrub? Climber?
Can someone please take a look at my rose and let me know if it's a climber, rambler or a shrub? How do I prune it properly for next season? Thank you!
Vendée, Western France
Looks like it has ambitions on be a climber but then again it could just be an overgrown shrub rose. I suggest you treat it as a climber to start with but it is not the right time for major pruning so keep dead-heading it for the rest of the summer and into autun, remove any obvious dead or broken stems and have a read of this info from the RHS:
There are links to pruning other kinds of roses as well as climbers.
I would suggest a mulch around the roots of well-rotted garden compost or manure in autumn and again next spring once you've pruned it.
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