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can I turn a climbing rose into a bush?

Erica68Erica68 Posts: 65


Two years ago I was given a Gertrude Jekyll rose, a climber,

Last year I bought three rose bushes and all are doing well.

But I wish the climbing rose were a bush as it would suit the garden better.

Is there any way I can make it bushy without hurting it?


  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    Gertrude Jekyll can be used as a small climber or kept as a bush... you just take out the long shoots that it will throw up here and there... it won't hurt it... but it's thorns might hurt you...image

  • Erica68Erica68 Posts: 65

    Thank you Salino, yes the thorns are very sharp.

    My other three "rose" bushes are Kew and they have no throns but they are not true roses.

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