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This is a plant overhanging my fence from next door. I loved the flowers, but can anyone tell me what plant it is? Is it some sort of rose, as there are thorns on the stalks? It seems to have flowered twice this year. Will it flower again? I have removed all dead petals, but should I remove the old the rest of the flowerheads, as in the third pic?

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Yes, it's a climbing rose. If it has flowered twice, then keep dead-heading and you might even see some more flowers! Cut off the sprays of dead flowers, back to a healthy leaf or 'bud' on the stem, not individual flower heads, and not just the petals, either.

5 Aug, 2010


You will probably wind up cutting off entire clusters of the hips, since new blooms from inside the cluster are going to be small and sparse.

5 Aug, 2010


Did you know that the hips go a red colour by september and can be a good display .. If you remember as a child hips can be opened up and make itchy powder ...usually done by boys in the old days not meaning to be sexist . Hips can also be stewed and pressed to make rosehip syrup but you need to find a recipe for it.
It will be a hardy plant that wont mind some pruning.

5 Aug, 2010


It depends on exactly what kind of rose this is. Some have tasty red hips--high in vitamin C, too--and some have nasty green-brown hips. Probably worth leaving a cluster or two to develop, just to find out.

5 Aug, 2010


its a lovley rose .

6 Aug, 2010

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