Asked on May 8, 2017

How should I be trimming/ managing the rose bush my daughter gave me?

Judie BistlineDeborah CrippleShi5792253


10 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 8, 2017

    Wait until the rose has stopped flowering then trim it back.
  • Shawna Bailey
    on May 9, 2017

    Yes, but just after it starts flowering.
  • Sue Lilly
    on May 9, 2017

    Trim back hard after flowering has stopped
  • Shi5792253
    on May 9, 2017

    Prune any 5 leaf branches and leave any that have 3.
    • April
      on May 9, 2017

      My mom taught me this. It makes the plant produce tons of flowers
  • Eileen
    on May 9, 2017

    Yes it needs to be trimmed back , trim the stems on an angle close to where they grew. It will grow much better and fill out more and not be so sparse. Put some miracle grow at the bottom or some rose food as well. It will keep the flowers brighter.
  • Fred King
    on May 9, 2017

    fertilize every 3-4 weeks at half rate shown for rose fertilizer. 2) Trim spent flowers back to a branch where you see a bud or a five leaf. 3) end of season stop fertilizing last 2 applications. 4) End of season trim old branches back and water to near saturation. 5) In spring select more branches to trim back and allow light into the center of the bush.

  • Christina Yates
    on May 9, 2017

    If it's anything like a standard rose I bought a few years ago then after the first year of single petal roses I got beautiful full blooms from then on. Your's looks as if it might be a climbing rose. Always dead head any flowers as the season goes on, cut them off back to a 3 leaf bud or branch. When you cut roses you are constantly pruning, this encourages new flowers. Bone meal is a good fertiliser or a ready made one specifically for roses should be used. Be careful of the base of the plant, most roses now are grafted onto root stock which can throw off suckers, they are quite easy to recognise as they will grow out from the soil and usually have thorny stems take a sharp spade and cut them right down to the roots don't let them take a hold as your roses can go back to wild if left to it. You should be able to find out more info in a good gardening book or visit your library. I would buy a book though if you are a novice to gardening, it will keep you right. I often check my books if I buy a new plant. Good luck, roses are one of my favourite plants and honestly you can hardly go wrong but they are prone to diseases like black spot.
  • Shi5792253
    on May 9, 2017

    Stake your rose brushes and check for any sap sucking bugs, like using lady bugs, but can be dangerous to the dog in the fall because they can hibernate in the roof of the dogs mouth
  • Deborah Cripple
    on May 9, 2017

    It looks quite happy where you have planted it!
  • Judie Bistline
    on May 9, 2017

    Roses need fish oil and iron. For this, I bought the fish oil at a garden place, and for the iron, I planted an iron stake by each rosebush. When it rained or I watered it, the iron was right here.
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