Fear of messing with old roses
Help needed from someone who knows roses. In February 2012 I was lucky to be able to get some old roses from my late mum's garden and so planted them in my garden. Most of them had been in mum's garden for many many years. They seemed to settle well in their new home. I have two questions: I think one is at the end of it's life and don't know what to do. The other - I'd love someone to tell me what 'kind' of rose it is (bush, floribunda - whatever). I know absolutely nothing about roses and to be honest I'm nervous doing anything with them.
Here is the one which I think is at end of life. It produced one green stalk with one bloom on the end - it bloomed 27th June 2012, lasted 8 days and that was it. The other stems look dormant to me. I'm wondering whether 'that's it' - dig it out and dispose of - or what? I'm sentimental about having these roses of course - but wonder if it's the real end of the line for this one.
This is it today. Would be great if anybody knows what it's called - although I'm supposing roses are extremely difficult to identify. It only had a very light perfume, nothing that you'd notice.
Thanks for any advice. Second rose question coming below.