Any rose lovers about?
Could anyone give me a bit of advice re whether this is a "sucker" on my climbing rose (Alberic Barbier) please?
The rose was planted this Spring & is doing really well but in the last month or so an incredibly long stem has started to grow.
I've done a bit of reading up on it & it seems to fit most of the criteria for suckers (different colour stem, long whippy shoot) but I'd appreciate a second opinion.
If it is a sucker, do I just snap it off?
Also, do I get rid of it now or wait until Spring?
As always, any help received is very much appreciated.
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