Our old fashioned rose

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  1. Gardengirl

    Gardengirl Young Pine

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    Our old fashioned climbing rose is doing particularly well this year. Unfortunately I don't know the variety as we inherited it when we moved here 17 years ago. I don't know much about pruning roses so I'm afraid I am a bit of a 'hacker'. I pruned it hard last autumn and it appears I did the right thing :)


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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You certainly did do the right thing as that bush is a real beauty and has so many blooms. I love old fashioned roses as most of them have a wonderful scent that fills the garden.
     
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    Wow! What a happy rose! I guess "hacking" it was the perfect approach. How far down did you prune? The bloom is really pretty. I love climbing roses.
     
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    Gardengirl Young Pine

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    I took it about 2/3rds down, leaving approximately 3/4ft daisybeans. I couldn't believe how much it grew this spring :)

    I was even more drastic with another of my climing roses which hasn't produced any blooms yet but is growing well.
     



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    Droopy Slug Slaughterer Plants Contributor

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    It's gorgeous, and I wish I could smell it. :D
     
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    ACMPhoto Seedling

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    What a stunner!
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    What a lovely thing that is, Gg. I am no rose expert, but I believe in pruning roses lightly for 3 years then on the 4th year prune it hard back.

    When I see your pics, I don't think that anyone would disagree that you did a very good job there. The rose is performing supurbly and the blooms are luscious to see.
    Well done, you.
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    It sure looks like your Rose loved being "Hacked", doesn't it!? It is a stunner :)
     
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    stratsmom Flower Fanatic

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    That is beautiful!!
     
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    Gardengirl Young Pine

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    Thanks everyone. I think it is going to go on for some time as there are still loads of buds :stew2:
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Gorgeous, is it yellow or cream colored?
     
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    Gardengirl Young Pine

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    It's a very pale apricot toni turning slightly lighter apricot as it opens.
     
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    wilsonmian Seedling

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    Its really look awesome.
     
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    two thumbs-up and a salute! i really love it!
     
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    It is just a beauty. How you must enjoy it.
     

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