Problem with Roses

geraldine kennedy asked 12 years ago

Dear Gerry – I have a rose bed at the front of house for past 3 yrs with 8 rose bushes. They have been healthy & beautiful for the last few yrs but I think I may have cut them back too hard at end Feb/early March. Only 2 of them have started new shoots & all the others look as if they are dead. Should they all be giving out new shoots at this stage? Many thanks as always.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Sometimes when roses are cut hard back into old wood, they take a time to re-sprout. But they rarely die out, the new shoots may come from very low down and take time to form.