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NicJTNicJT Posts: 22
Hi everyone, this is my first ever post.  We have lived in our house now for a year so have inherited a large amount of plants.  I'm focusing this year on the roses (desperate to learn how to propagate) but for now......there are approximately 6 rose bushes here and I've watched Monty a million times describing which rose is which i.e. bush, climbing, shrub but as I didn't plant them (and the previous owners have just whacked them in anywhere I think) I'm worried I'll get it wrong and then prune incorrectly and kill the lot.  If I upload pics might people be able to help me at least know how to prune them even if no-one knows their exact names?  Thanks, so excited to be on here its amazing now with this wealth of knowledge people can share.  Thanks


  • AlliumPurpleSensationAlliumPurpleSensation Kent Posts: 222
    edited June 2020
    There are loads of knowledgeable rose people on the forum so I'm sure you'll get lots of response.
    Usual ask is to post pics of the flowers when fully open, leaves and stems to see if thorny ect.

    I'm not one of those experts so I'll leave it to others bit just to add I have done some terrible things to my roses at the wrong time and they have survived, it has sometimes just taken a bit of recovery time x
  • NicJTNicJT Posts: 22
    Oh smashing thanks AlliumPurpleSensation.  I'll do just that re: pics.

    I'm not new to gardening but have only been gardening for about 4 years so relatively new.  I'm trying my best to learn a little of everything but if like you I mullered my roses I wouldn't know how to make it right so I'm nervy.

    Very grateful for the reply.  Thanks
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,559
    Whatever the type of rose the main pruning time is late winter/early spring.   If that hasn't been done this year, now worries, just make sure that when you go round dead heading you prune back to an outward facing leaf node.

    Give your roses a feed of rose or tomato fertiliser and they'll respond.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • NicJTNicJT Posts: 22
    Thanks obelixx, I haven’t pruned yet.  Funnily enough I tomato fed them all today so nice to know I’m doing something right  :D
  • edhelkaedhelka GwyneddPosts: 2,103
    If you only want to know the class or type of your roses, post photos of the whole plants.
    If you want to know the exact varieties, more detailed photos would be needed.
    In any case, rose pruning is relatively easy. You can't do too much wrong. And if the roses haven't been pruned this year, it's even better because you can see how they grow, what's their natural growth habit. If you like them as they are, you don't have to prune at all or only lightly. Some roses benefit from pruning (hybrid teas) but even for them, there is some flexibility, depending on how do you want them to grow and flower.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,559
    This link is full of useful info and a video.  It deals with shrub roses but read down and you'll find links to climbers, ramblers etc and how to prune those -
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • NicJTNicJT Posts: 22
    Thank you.  I’m going to get out in the sun next week and take some pics but I’ll also check out the link
  • NicJTNicJT Posts: 22
    Right here we go.....I'll upload rose by rose.  Ideally I just need to know how to prune so need what type they are i.e. bush, climber etc but if anyone knows the actual name of any of them even better (and thank you)
  • NicJTNicJT Posts: 22
    This has grown a treat and is gorgeous but I'm not sure what it is.  I'm regularly deadheading though.  I'll do a close up too of each rose.
  • NicJTNicJT Posts: 22
    Next one....I adore the colour of this but whoever had it before us hasn't pruned it properly as there are bits overlapping all over the place and some is spindly with no growth.  Any ideas?
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