Cumbria, United Kingdom
Hi, I have lots of old roses that have been ignored and got very woody with new buds only at the tops. I need to reduce them in size but can't cut back to a bud as these are all up in the air. Could I just cut right down to the base, give lots of compost and hope for the best?
Have 2 categories both needing action:
1. Old species roses ie moyesii (geranium)
2. Old shrub roses ie Buff Beauty, Penelope.
Tuscany superb also looking very sad, just a few sticks and 2 buds higher up-I wonder if it didn't like being in the middle of a herbaceous border?
- 26 Feb, 2011