Over grown climbing roses

How to remove them?

  4 answers
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 29, 2018
    Hi Janet, Do you want to tame it or really dig it up? You could cut them back after flowering is over, and wait until Autumn when they are dormant. to dig them up. If you dig them out with the roots intact they could be given a new lease of life in another garden - maybe?

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 29, 2018
    Hi Janet, Do you want to remove them now, or can it wait till autumn when the leaves have all gone and the rose will be resting? If now! Cut back all you can and dispose of and tie up the rest into a manageable bundle, Slip a Large Bag or tarpaulin over it and dig around until it comes loose and then pull it out.......

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Jun 29, 2018
    Hi Janet if you want them removed for good it may be easier to first kill the plant (with roundup or salt or vinegar) before trying to remove them. Once they're fully dead they would much easier to take down.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jun 30, 2018

    To start with, I would not use Round up, it is a poison that makes it's way into the water. It is a powerful chemical that kills vegetation by being sprayed on, contaminating the plant as well as the soil. This gets washed down by rain, irrigation, etc and ends up in the streams, rivers, reservoirs, in other words, the water we drink.
    For your rosebush removal, cut back in manageable sections and either bag up or wood chip it right away so you are not stuck with a huge pile that is hard to handle. Keep doing this until you have reached the main stump(s), These can be either dug out or cut down to nothing.