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I have a standard rose which looks very poor this year,can I cut it back and transplant it now or do Ihave to wait until November it's got flowers on and a few buds.



Is it in a pot or in the ground? And if in a pot, how long's it been in the same pot? What exactly do you mean by 'poor'?

11 Jul, 2011


It's in the ground Iv'e had it for about 7 years I put it in the allotment 2 and a half years ago,it looks woody and the petals look crinkley it's been getting watered regularly.

11 Jul, 2011


Sounds like it needs some attention - roses are high maintenance plants if you want them to look their best - should be fed with a specialist rose feed such as Toprose twice a year, (April and end June, roughly) to keep them healthy. If you didn't prune it this year, cutting back hard won't help it as its a standard - prune at the correct time (end of February) next year.

11 Jul, 2011

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