what to do with this rambling rose ?

Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 758

I have a random what I can assume is a rambling rose as it only seemed to flower once last year.  Unfortunately it doesn't seem to have anything to ramble up. 

Would now be a good time to move it, and should I prune it back to encourage a better growth and more flowers. Was thinking maybe it could ramble along this new fence.  What do you reckon.  Where is a good place for them ? 

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The rose at the moment, looking v leggy and waving around in the wind. 

 

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The rose last summer

 

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The new fence 

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  • It`s not a rambling rose, going by your first image it is just an overgrown HT rose.Prune it back to the lowest viable buds and plant between the path and the fence.

  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 758

    Thanks Daituom, excuse my ignorance but what do you mean by HT rose ?  

    Also something I noticed last year was it had 7 leaves on each stem.  I thought I'd read somewhere that it could either be a sucker or a rambling rose / climber with this? Would that be correct ?  

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