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Re: Pruning roses

Message from henrart

In forum: New to gardening

I am no expert but i think in terms of general rose pruning, you are just about ok. I wont leave for any later than now.
However the roses in your pics seem to be climbing roses, which are not really pruned but thinned and shaped (once they are established). So for newly planted roses, i suggest training the longer shoots horizontally and thin out where needed.

  • Posted: Fri. 29th April 2022 05:33

Daffodils to naturalise on a windy site

Question from Yvonne Horgan

In forum: General

New build house with no garden, which is fun, a clean slate. Post and rail fence between our lawn and a large field, facing NW, so exposed to cold North winter wind. I've planted climbing roses (on the basis they will be dormant during the worst of it), but would like to fill the space between them (still grassed) with spring bulbs, but I'm concerned the wind will simply knock them down as soon as they flower. I love the look of daffs nodding in the breeze like gossiping neighbours, but the wind really rips across the field. I don't want to put anything solid up because we like the view. Any recommendations for wind resistant narcissi?

  • Posted: Sun. 15th August 2021 10:48

Damage to roses

Question from Michael

In forum: Pests and diseases

I just discovered something is eating the leaves of the roses, not sure what it is, looks like a small white slug, any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you. Michael

  • Posted: Sat. 14th August 2021 19:47

Re: I am looking for a stockist for this Rose. Our grandson, Christopher, died suddenly aged 15 years old and I would love to have a rose in his name. If anyone knows of a garden centre which stocks this variety please let me know. Thanks Charlotte

Message from Nicola

In forum: Rosa 'Christopher'

Hi Charlotte, some useful feedback from our forums for you. It seems 'Rosa Christopher' is now not available to buy.

"I believe there is (a rose) called Chris but I don’t know of one called Christopher"
"I just read (Rosa Christopher) is absent in UK so Chris is probably the nearest"
"You can find Rose Chris to buy at David Austin Roses"

We hope that helps?

p.s. another comment "Wych Cross Garden Centre used to stock about 600 varieties of rose, might be worth a phone call."

  • Posted: Sun. 14th February 2021 11:50

Pruning roses

Question from Charlotte Morton

In forum: New to gardening

I have a beautiful climbing rose which only has one stem. To encourage it to produce more branches should I prune it down about a foot off the ground or that kill it?? I've attached a photo of the rose.

  • Posted: Sat. 28th November 2020 18:38

Re: Need help identifying plant please

Message from Simon Hickmott

In forum: Identify a plant

It's a rose. It's difficult to name roses with certainty since there are so many like this, but it is a modern floribunda / hybrid tea type which are capable of flowering the year round, given the opportunity, which accounts for it flowering in February after a mild winter. Pruning is throughout the year, too, with dead-heading through the summer to keep it tidy and encourage flowering, then a harder pruning in winter to encourage strong growth the next year. Opinions vary regarding rose pruning, but the general rule is prune hard for later flowers for longer.

  • Posted: Mon. 28th September 2020 18:30

Re: can i buy this plant now?

Message from Carol

In forum: Rosa 'Blue Moon'

If you buy roses in pots you can buy and plant them anytime. Bare root season is November to March. Blue Moon is delightful - It has a fabulous scent but I have two and neither is a strong plant. Myabe I am doing something wrong!

  • Posted: Thu. 13th August 2020 11:48

Is this rose botrytis blight?

Question from SOPHIE SPARKE

In forum: General

Please can anyone help identify the cause of with pink blotches / spots On my roses?

  • Posted: Mon. 22nd June 2020 12:00

Rose Botrytis blight?

Question from SOPHIE SPARKE

In forum: Rose leaf-rolling sawfly

Can anyone help identify the problem with my roses? The flowers have pink blotches / spots. Some buds look red along with small segment of flowering stems .

  • Posted: Mon. 22nd June 2020 11:57

My next door neighbours tree is taking my water

Question from Teresa Skinner

In forum: General

I planted three climbing roses for this year, but one in particular, is really struggling to survive. I am assuming my next doors silver birch is taking all the water I am giving it. Any ideas?

  • Posted: Wed. 17th June 2020 14:10

woolly aphid control

Question from Charmian Perkins

In forum: General


Please could you let me know whether Cryptoline (Cryptolaemus Montrouzieri) eat Adalia bipunctata? I have both aphids (on roses) and woolly aphids (on crab apple tree) in my garden and was wondering whether it's possible to introduce both predators?

Thank you!

  • Posted: Tue. 26th May 2020 14:32

Re: Virtual Chelsea Flower Show 2020

Message from Nicola

In forum: Events & Gardens to visit

Chelsea Flower Show is going to be virtual this year, and Knoll Gardens will celebrating the vibrancy of their plants and grasses, and the benefits of naturalistic gardening for our health, our environment and our wildlife, during ‘Virtual Chelsea’ week, with a series of daily ‘From the Experts @Knoll’ features.

Visit the Knoll Gardens website https://www.knollgardens.co.uk and follow their posts with daily expert advice from rain gardens to dry meadows, and from speciality grasses to wildlife and wellbeing. The expert gardeners at Knoll will offer tips and ideas to help you adopt a more naturalistic approach to gardening by sharing a few of their professional secrets, to enable you to create the most wonderful, magical – and practically maintenance and resource free - garden for all seasons.

You can also access the super helpful ‘Plant Finder’ online resource at https://www.knollgardens.co.uk, which quickly and easily tells you which grasses and perennials are best for a whole range of planting areas - from ‘dry shade’ through to ‘damp soil in sun’ – covering every possible, problematic combination of gardening areas!

Find out what a day in the life of a professional gardener is really like – it is not all a bed of roses or even grasses – but one thing is for sure, it will inspire you to want to change your whole perspective on gardening, and look at gardening in a revolutionary new way.

Our world has changed a good deal in the last couple of months, so why not make 2020 the year that you tune into a more natural, rhythmic and empathetical style of gardening, that is very much in tune with our precious green spaces, and allows both us and our plants to reach our full potential within them.

Find out more with the daily Chelsea Week ‘From the Experts @Knoll’ posts, starting Monday 18th May.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2020 14:49

Please help me identify this plant!

Question from ruth roseman

In forum: Identify a plant


This rose has me bamboozled!

It appears to be an almost Jekyll and hide plant or two plants? I think one with the most impressive thorns and another a tree with no thorns at the base with beautiful yellow flowers. There are thorny side shoots coming off everywhere and the part with the roses is heavily bowed forwards. I am trying to work out how to tackle it!

It looks like potentially two plants that have somehow converged. Could you let me know what it is if you know so I can research?

Photos attached.

  • Posted: Sat. 18th April 2020 20:53

Re: How to aqnd when to grow rose seeds.

Message from jonathankolber

In forum: New to gardening

hi, you may have a try this way. It was experienced by Pamela A. Puyear with more than 25 years. (link removed) "growing-roses-from-seeds"

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd September 2019 01:45

Re: Rosa Geraldine

Message from Carol

In forum: Who can sell me a plant?

The one I have found at Country Garden Roses is distinctly orange - but called Geraldine. Worth a conversation with them. Alternative name seems to be Peahaze.

  • Posted: Sun. 7th April 2019 23:16

Re: Looking for a rose!

Message from Maureen Jacobs

In forum: Identify a plant

Hi - I did a search as I like the rose, there is only one place found - in France petales-de-roses.com. Perhaps they would ship to UK. Good price.
Hope you have luck

  • Posted: Mon. 21st January 2019 10:31

yellow flower

Question from chris moore

In forum: Identify a plant

I have found this flower on only one beach on the whangaruru harbour, New Zealand. it is growing right on the line where the grass stops and the shingle starts. it has a lovely fragrance like roses with a hint of lemon. I intend to gather some seed.I hope you can give me a name
Cheers Chris

  • Posted: Wed. 9th January 2019 21:31

Rose Pruning

Question from Jill Chambers

In forum: General

This summer my hybrid tea roses lost most of their leaves and I've had to remove others because of black spot. The weather has been very hot and they are beginning to recover with the fall in temperature. Any idea why their leaves fall and whether I can prevent it?

  • Posted: Tue. 9th October 2018 15:04

Plants for a north facing covered area

Question from John Duxbury

In forum: Container gardening

I have a north facing covered area between our front door and a garage door (see the attached photo). I tried putting two roses in large pots there, either side of a bench, but they weren't very happy and became too leggy because of the lack of light. I have moved one of the roses to a more favourable spot and plan to move the other (shown in the photo) soon. I have two large (Ø48cm x H37cm) pots, one is shown to the left of the bench, waiting to be planted up. Can you suggest some suitable plants please?!

  • Posted: Mon. 3rd September 2018 15:31

Sawfly infestations

Question from serena keane

In forum: Pests, diseases and invasive biosecurity risks

Hi everyone, new to Shoot and relatively new to gardening. I started my garden last year. My roses and potted geraniums and a few other species have are plagues with what look like sawfly larvae. I want to avoid using strong pesticides and have been trying to manage them by picking them off but it is very labour intensive. Any tips would be welcome. Should I remove damaged leaves etc, is there anything I could plant that might deter them etc. Thanks a mil Serena, wicklow, ireland

  • Posted: Tue. 28th August 2018 21:13