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I have a David Austin Golden Celebration standard rose that has developed 2 main stems has gone very leggy and hasn't had many flowers what have I done wrong 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,362
    Hi @allycreighton7mVoYURO and welcome to the forum  :)
    Can you post a photo of your rose to show the problem, to give us some clues as to what's going on?

    To post a photo click on the little landscape icon in the toolbar above your text box and follow the instructions.  If the picture doesn't appear decreasing its size usually solves the problem. 
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,362
    Thanks 😊… sorry to be a pain but can we also have a photo of where the two stems start please?
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,362
    edited 3 July
    Thank you. Now we can see that one of those stems is probably a sucker growing from the rootstock that your Golden Celebration was grafted onto. 

    I think you’re probably finding that  one of those stems is producing the Golden Celebration blooms and the other is producing a pale pink or white single rose type bloom. 

    If that is so I would remove the ‘wrong’ stem right at the base … and continue to remove any more green shoots from the base 

    The top growth then needs pruning to encourage more bushy growth. 

    Hopefully some of the rose specialists will be along soon to improve on my suggestions @Marlorena @Nollie and others from the rose thread. 
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  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,790
    I'm not seeing a Standard rose there but a shrub rose that somebody has tried to train as a Standard, and not very successfully. 
    I notice there is a label still on the plant, could you photograph the label please and post it, so we can see what's written on it.  Thank you.  
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,362
    Hadn’t thought of that possibility 🙄 
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  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,790
    Thank you for the picture, which confirms what I thought.  That was not bought as a Standard Rose, as it would say so on the label, and I cannot see any upper graft point in any case.  So it's clear the rose was bought originally as a Shrub Rose and somebody has tried to grow it upright with all lower stems removed.  

    It's really up to you what you do there, I cannot see any suckers, it's all Golden Celebration, but whether you want to keep it like that, or not, it's your decision.  If you do, then you can prune it back at the top, to lower buds, to make it bushier.  It would also benefit from rose food and mulching with compost, also clearing away all the other plants nearby, as they look to be impeding your rose somewhat..   

    Good cultivation is the key.  Only you can do this I'm afraid.. best of luck ...
  • Thanks all this has been very helpful 😀
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