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Thanks for that link---I found that helpful for myself---esp. the part on mini rose as I was wondering about mine---it isn't so mini anymore---LOL

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6/9/13 11:20 A

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Generally, roses should be pruned fairly early in spring, about the time Forsythia bloom.
Since most roses are grafted, check near the base of the plant, you can some times see the graft, it frequently looks like a bulge in the stem. Any shoots that are growing below the graft will be from the root stock which means it will be a different type of rose so you want to remove those. If you can not see the graft, prune out any new shoots coming from the ground since they will probably be from the root stock.

The narrow shoots you mentioned, check where they originated, you will probably find that they are from the root stock so you will want to remove them also.

Here is an article on the basics of pruning roses.

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WELL HOLLY TO START WITH WHERE DO YOU LIVE, CLIMATE MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE.

HOW MUCH SMALLER THAN THE MAIN STEM ARE THESE LITTLE BRANCHES?
HOW OLD IS THE BUSH?
HAVE YOU EVER TRIMMED IT?

MYSELF I WOULD TRY TO TAKE A OICTURE OF IT AND GO TO A GARDENER CENTER. THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO LEAD YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, IT IS KIND OF HARD FOR ME NOT KNOWING EVEN WHICH ROSE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT AND I DON'T WANT TO SAY DO THIS OR THAT AND BE WRONG,
THAT BEING SAID I WOULD CONTINUE TO ADD THE COFFEE GRAINS ALONG WITH A ROSE FOOD AND WAIT TILL FALL TO DO ANY TRIMMING, THEN TOO DEPENDS ON YOUR VICINITY

SHARJOPAUL IS A MASTER GARDENER AND SHE WILL PROBABLE GIVE YOU A BETTER ANSWER . I AM GOING TO TRANSFER YOUR POST TO ASK THE EXPERT, WATCH THERE FOR HER ANSWER
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Holly, I will make sure Nancy comes to answer those questions---she really knows roses.

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Hard to tell the suckers. I noticed that some shoot up go every which way but they are thinner that the other parts of the bush. I am thinking to cut those. Some parts of the bush have really small leaves and then other parts have bigger leaves. Is it because part of the bush healthy? Should i prune the smaller area.

They are beautiful and help when I feel sad. I talk to them like my mom did. I think being named Holly may have been more of natural connection than i realize.

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I do know that if it has a shoots that are around the root and are coming up from the ground because they are suckers and will harm the bush, but what else I don't know.

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My yellow rose bush looks much better than last year. I fed it recycle coffee grounds and two bananas. I did the finger pruning too.
My other rose bushes are producing tiny buds. I think that i should cut away the off shoots or tiny branches but not sure what to cut.
I started to water the bush next door. It is rewarding me with a lot of pink blooms. Its kewl.

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I just love "Roses" climbers, standard and bush - they all grow wonderfully here in Australia. emoticon


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I AM THINKING OF GETTING SOME CLIMBING ROSES FOR MICHAEL AND TAYLAR'S FRONT BED---WOULD BE A NICE FOCAL POINT CLIMBING UP SOMETHING THERE. ANY ADVICE ON WHAT TO LOOK FOR? SHE WILL PROBABLY WANT PINK ONES---LOL

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This is good to know and when things get settled for me I want to have roses again and this time I will use good soil too. Found out that top soil is bad for growing anything.

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THANKS, NANCY!

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A LOT DEPENDS ON WHAT KIND OF WINTER YOU HAVE,, MYSELF I ALWAYS COVERED MY ROSE,, EXCEPT FOR THE RUSTIC ONES, BUT THEN TOO I AM UP IN QUEBEC, CANADA AND IT GETS DARN COLD UP HERE...DON'T CUT THEM TO DRASTICALLY

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I ONLY EVEN TRIMMED WHERE THE FLOWERS HAD BEEN ON MY MINI ROSES.. I WOULD DO THIS AS THE ROSES DIED emoticon NANCY

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NANCY, DO I NEED TO TRIM MY ROSE BUSHES---ONE IS A MINI---AND HOW MUCH---NOT REALLY ANY DEAD BRANCHES ON THEM---AT LEAST I DON'T THINK SO---HAVEN'T REALLY LOOKED AT THEM CLOSELY WITH ALL THE HEAT.

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I haven't been over wintering my roses, especially since I only had two rose bushes last year but turns out one we thought had died is actually coming up now. But I was wondering if I am taking too much of a risk? Or if they are okay since they are a few years old. I had trimmed them down last fall, and will probably do it again, but didn't cover or mulch them up, should I do it? I kind of feel like I am neglecting them, but they are doing just as well as my neighbors even though she invests a lot more time. Should I just stop worrying so much about them? emoticon

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I THINK LECATES SAID IT BEST.. I NO LONGER HAVE ROSES AS I RECENTLY SOLD MY HOME AND ALL BUT ONE ROSE STAYED THERE,, WHERE DO YOU LIVE

YOU CAN ALSO GOOGLE THE NAME OF THE ROSE FOR INFORMATION ON IT.

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Roses like sun. You can grow roses up in to Canada, the further up you are you would need to cover the base really well for winter---a friend of mine in Canada uses a bunch of leaves and pretty much buried hers---but I live in MD and don't have to do that. Check with local extension agency on this---usually thru your state's agriculture agency. Sounds beautiful.

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I dont currently have any roses. I heard of a rose bush called "ginger syllabub" that looks soo beautiful and is supposed to have this amazing scent and they are they roses I want if I can find them. Does anyone here no anything about them, what climate is best, how much space they need, shade, full sun?

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Thanks, just told dh to start doing that---I try to stay away from all things banana---LOL

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USE THE BANANA PEELS AS YOU HAVE THEM. CHUNK THEM, AND SCATTER UNDER THE BUSH. DON'T BURY THEM IN THE SOIL, BUT YOU CAN PUT THEM UNDER MULCH. NOT NECESSARY THO. DURING THE WINTER, YOU CAN THROW THE PEELS IN THE FREEZER, THEN SPRINKLE THEM WHENEVER THE GROUND IS CLEAR. I'VE SEEN PEOPLE NOT EVEN CHUNK THEM, JUST THROW THE PEELS OUT THERE, BUT IT LOOKS NEATER IF THEY ARE CHOPPED.


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I WOULD DO THE BANANAS PEELS MORE THAN ONCE A MONTH.. ADD MORE AS THEY DISAPPEAR,, THE FERTILIZER IS ONCE A MONTH



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THANKS, NANCY---SO ONCE A MONTH I WILL DO THIS---ONE BANANA PEEL OR SEVERAL?

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TY DJSHIP AND YOU CAN JUMP IN ANYTIME
LECATES I WOULD USE BANANA PEELS WHENEVER I HAD THEM AND YES CUT THEM UP BUT DON'T BURY THEM UNLESS IT IS UNDER MULCH..I USED A FERTILIZER TWICE A YEAR BUT IT IS RECOMMENDED TO FERTILIZE EVERY MONTH. STARTING EARLY SPRING

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Thanks, my dh eats a lot of bananas---should I not put too many there?

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I don't know if this was directed toward me... probably not, but I'll answer anyway. I cut the banana peels into little pieces about an inch by 1/4 inch and just sprinkle them on the ground at the base of the plant. They disappear fairly quickly, so I don't dig them in. If you're applying them under your mulch or rock, I'd guess that you need to rake back a bit before applying. I always just cut and sprinkle as they are eaten rather than on a schedule. The are a good source of potassium, which roses seem to like. I use commercial fertilizer too, but probably less often than recommended.

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NANCY, THANKS FOR STARTING THIS THREAD.
I never knew that about banana peels---should I dig up the ground some and but them under the dirt? We actually have slate around the bottom of my one regular size rose bush---we planted the bush where we buried our kitty of 15+ years. And how often should you fertilize the roses?

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I feed my roses banana peals too and they seem to like it A LOT.

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Hi Nancy, Not a question ut a comment. A friend of mine who grows lots of roses, swears by feed them banana peals. She just places the peals under the mulch.

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SPRING WILL SOON BE HERE AND THAT MEANS IT WILL SOON BE TIME TO TREAT YOUR ROSE PLANTS/BUSHES WITH SOME FERTILIZER..HOPEFULLY YOUR LOCAL GARDEN CENTER WILL HAVE ALL KINDS IN STOCK AND WILL BE ABLE TO TELL YOU WHICH ONE IS BEST IN YOUR CLIMATE.
ASK YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT ROSES HERE AND IF I AM NOT ABLE TO ANSWER THEM, I KNOW SOMEONE ELSE WILL ANSWER
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