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Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845

yesterday I had a very surprising (and painful) encounter with a climbing rose (mme alfred le carriere)very long branches have been caught up behind the wall and gone unnoticed for a few years.

Am I too late in cutting these back? 

Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
A A Milne

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570

    Assuming you are only cutting less than a third of the total branches off, it should be OK. I would not cut it back hard at this time.  Old rose plants should only have up to a third of the stems removed at any one time. To rejuvenate an old plant, remove one third of old wood each year for three years.

  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845

    Thanks fidget, a third should make it manageable. 

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
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