Forum home Plants

Rose pruning

peteSpeteS Posts: 927
Has anyone got experience of growing David Austin's Open Arms and Lady of the Lake. They are both classed as short ramblers I believe, and ramblers flower on the previous years growth, as I understand. Yet I'm sure I remember blooms appearing on the same season's growth last year after pruning. As I need to cut them back this Spring quite hard, has anyone a similar experience with these particular roses.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,851
    If they are described as ramblers I would prune immediately after flowering, giving them time to make new growth which will flower the following year.  
    However I’ve not grown those particular roses ... perhaps @Marlorena can advise?  😊 

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

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,138
    edited March 2020
    Lady of the Lake is a repeat flowering rambler so should be OK to prune hard if you need to.  Just be sure to say sorry and giver her a good feed afterwards.

    Don't know the other one but if you have to prune it hard for some reason, you'll just have to risk losing flowers for a season.  The DA website says it's a repeater so prune carefully back to buds and then feed it and cross your fingers.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
Sign In or Register to comment.