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bray493bray493 Posts: 2
Hi, hope you can help me. I have inherited a rose recently  that my late mum planted in memory of my late dad. The rose is approx 40 years old, It’s a miniature rose with yellow flowers. It hasn’t flowered for years now, and I don’t know what to do, the stems have different amounts of leave too, and I remember my late stepdad saying they’re suckers or something. 
Amy help will be greatly appreciated, as I’m clueless! Janet


  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,421
    ..there's very little, if anything, left of your miniature rose... what you have there are 2 long suckers from a wild rose... I can just see two stumpy twigs about 2 inches long, one going right and another going left, above it, that may be the remains of your yellow miniature rose.. I'm not sure those two twiggy bits are still alive, they don't look like it to me but I cannot zoom in..

    ..up to you what you do, but more brutal advice if I may would be..
    1. forget the sentiment.. it's pointless carrying on with what you have..
    2.. discard it, and buy yourself something else in memory of your parents..  I don't think they would expect you to persevere with what you have there..  it doesn't do them justice does it?..

    ..if you insist on keeping what you have, then remove those two suckers back to the base, and see if those two twigs grow in the future.. I doubt it though.. wishes.. 

    East Anglia, England
  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    Sorry to say it looks like the root stock has taken over and the original rose has died.
    Hopefully someone will confirm or give you the right information.

  • bray493bray493 Posts: 2
    Thank you very much for your help. I had tried previously to find out about it, and I had thought that too, but not knowing anything about roses, I didn’t want to replace it if there was even a slim chance of it still being alive. 
    Will look into getting another miniature/patio rose. 
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