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Grass at base of rose


I just went to do my annual rose prune and found one rose has a load of grass growing out of its roots. . Has anyone got any hints or tips on the best way to get it out without damaging the rose, it's roots and stop it coming back. It's literally coming through all sides. 

It may just be a case of trying to dig it out,  but I wondered about smothering it with weed suppressant or something else. Anyone got any smart ideas please?



  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,645
    Just use a hand fork to loosen the grass plants then pull, shake off excess soil and give your rose a feed.    
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,486
    And good thick gloves!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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