Monday, 25 July 2011

Drastic action.

Today I took drastic action on an old climbing rose by the potting shed door. It is/was an old rose that refused to put out any new growth from the bottom as a result all the flowers were way up at the top of the plant so I've cut the whole lot off leaving a stump of about 9 to 12 inches from which I'm hoping new shoots will be forced to sprout forth. I will try and remember to let you know how it goes on - if it does.

Before the chop.

The stump.

4 comments:

grouchy said...

It may not send up long canes again. What variety is it? Do keep us posted.

John Gray said...

rob
thanks for the congrats
nice to catch up with your blog... its as comforting as a warm blanket!

Gail said...

It should do very well. I look forward to seeing the new growth.

Emily C. said...

Let's hope for a new growth eh? :)