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Pruning a Rose

I have a Rose in my garden. I'm not sure what it's called but it looks like a Gertrude Jekyll. It flowers profusely in the summer. However, it is really tall and the first metre is just stalks.  I would like to get more vigour into the rose.  I am not sure if it has been left too long to improve it.  Should I cut it right down to get new growth from the bottom? Any advice would be appreciated.


  • I should have added it just flowers at the top.
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,851
    edited February 2020
    I would cut it back by half... so if it's 6 foot tall I would cut back to 3 all round..  see how you won't harm it... 
    East Anglia, England
  • Thanks Marlorena. My father said this but I'm scared of loosing it. When would be the best time to do this
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 7,851
    @Teresa76 … right now Teresa,.. it's nothing to be alarmed about, and don't worry about where you prune exactly.. 
    ..feed your rose sometime March or April … best of luck..
    East Anglia, England
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