|If you’re not sure about pruning your roses or have questions like this one …|
“Hello … I have a question I hope you can answer before I start pruning back my roses. As I clear the centre of my roses to maintain good air flow etc I now have a large gap between two major stems. Can I cut between them and create a second plant to relocate in my rose garden? Liz”
MY RESPONSE: You could definitely do that if you KNOW the plant is CUTTING GROWN – ie growing on its own roots … however, if the plant is budded to an understock I don’t think you would transplant the cut off bit – also, I’m guessing the understock on the remaining bit would become active and start growing understock … that, YOU DEFINITELY DON’T WANT HAPPENING!
Hope this is helpful … enjoy your pruning! Cheers - Graham
Feel free to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll respond within 24 hours. You can also come to Silkies Rose Farm, Clonbinane and any one of us will gladly show you how to prune your roses… we’re getting on with pruning the gardens here now.