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Discussion id : 26-597
most recent 26 MAY 08 SHOW ALL
Initial post 21 MAY 08 by PETER RUSANOV
Reply #1 of 3 posted 21 MAY 08 by jedmar
It depends on what type of rose it is. If it is a more modern floribunda or hybrid tea (post 1950), you can prune in spring quite drastically, cutting the canes down to 2-3 eyes. The rose will then grow even stronger. If it an old garden rose or climber, it might be better not to prune at all, but just remove dead wood and give some shape. If you tell us what roses you have, I am sure you will receive more exact information from HMF members.
Reply #2 of 3 posted 21 MAY 08 by PETER RUSANOV
I dont know how to pase a photo of the plant so you can tell me what kind it is
Reply #3 of 3 posted 26 MAY 08 by Wendy C.
Peter where do you live? The colder the climate, the less you take off.

If your roses are currently growing this is what I would do. Prune out all of the dead and twiggy growth. Prune the main canes to the first set of leaves growing away from the center of the bush.

Do a less is more for now until you know what you are growing. And feed them.
Discussion id : 25-253
most recent 7 APR 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 7 APR 08 by Liz LIZOTTE
were do i clip roses
Discussion id : 24-619
most recent 8 MAR 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 8 MAR 08 by Warski
I have 16 roses near bloom right now in LA. CA, but I have three bushes (among them) that have put forth stalled growth - growth that has remained small and tuft-like on all the canes for three weeks now - without forming into stems or getting taller than 1 inch.
Today, thinking these odd tufts of green were blind shoots, I snapped them off and even pruned the canes back a bit. I've never seen blind shoots like this, but couldn't imagine this oddity to be anything other than that. I assumed, that since it is the tail end of bare root season here, I might have a chance at starting them off again. Has anyone ever experienced an event like that?
Reply #1 of 4 posted 8 MAR 08 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
Yep -- it sounds like it's a sign that either you or some neighbor of yours has been spraying with Roundup and some drifted into these plants. Glyphosate -- the active ingredient in roundup and the generic equivalents -- will do that every time.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 8 MAR 08 by Warski
Thank you! You're amazing! Without a moment's hesitation - you knew! Round-Up was used in my neighbor's yard and in that particular area, but I was told, he used it "sparingly". It did drift, didn't it?
Do you think I've done the right thing with my drastic pruning? Do you think there's a chance these three bushes might survive or have they been dammaged beyond repair? I would imagine, the intake was by foliar contact, not through the root system. I'd love to hear from you again about this.
Reply #3 of 4 posted 8 MAR 08 by Rosaholic's Southern California Garden
I am going to have to wish you luck on this. The times that this has happened to me, it took a whole season for the plant to begin growing again. I hope that some of the plant still has some growing areas on it. If not, perhaps its time to get a new plant (and send the bill to the neighbor).

Unfortunately, Round Up is very good at what it does.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 8 MAR 08 by Warski
Thank you. I'm very grateful.
Discussion id : 24-390
most recent 27 FEB 08 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 27 FEB 08 by Catherine Graham
My Desprez rose was planted last year and produced rather small flowers as expected. I would like to know if it needs pruning and if so to what extent?
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