I'm gonna hack it back!
Did your attention!? LOL
I have one thing with pickers in my 3 acres of gardens and it's this darned rose. It's lovely and I could get the name of it if necessary, but in the meanwhile, it's spindly and straggly.
I'm cutting out shrubs that didn't make the winter, and this thing is catching on me terribly. In bad spots. :( It's got very thick trunks, then long weeping canes(?).
Do roses bloom on new growth? or old?
It needs feeding judging from the reading here I've done, so it's going to actually get some water beginning tomorrow. Last year it bloomed for a long while. This year, it's been too hot, I think. I would love to get it healthy enough to maybe bloom again. It is lovely, but I hate pickers.
After all that whining, will I kill it if I hack it back to maybe, 3' tall? leaving leaves for photosynthesis?
What do you think?