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Winter damaged roses

Posted by welltraveled z5Mid Mich (My Page) on
Tue, May 27, 14 at 17:04

My roses 45 David Austins have all died back to about 4 inches from the ground.. Trimmed them all and new growth is amazing. Some setting buds already. Should I debud them????????

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RE: Winter damaged roses

  • Posted by seil z6b MI (My Page) on
    Tue, May 27, 14 at 17:34

No, I wouldn't. Dis-budding is meant to help the plant grow it's roots quicker. If these are established plants you already have the root ball. It's just the canes that died back. I had to cut all of mine to the ground too and they're coming back nicely. Some have buds and I'm going to let them bloom.

RE: Winter damaged roses

Just let the new growth do its thing while you rejoice in how beautiful and productive the new growth is! The roses will probably be shorter this year, but should bloom just as well with no additional help from you.


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