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Rose Compassion help

Discussion in 'Roses' started by cindy, Jul 25, 2019.

  1. ThePlantAssassin

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    My Compassion climbing rose got so out of control I attempted to cut it back about a month ago. It now seems to be sulking so I'm assuming I made a mistake. Dare I say its now looking somewhat ugly. What would happen if I cut it right back to about a foot tall? Would it kill it or just put it to sleep till next year when I can make a better job of training it properly? It has sentimental value to me as it was the first rose I ever bought before I even started gardening as I was undergoing Compassion Based Therapy at the time and it seemed appropriate. Its been in the ground 2 possibly 3 years. Im rubbish wish time memory due to trauma and I have lost most of my time chronology so cant be definite on this.
     
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      Hello @cindy you left it a little late to prune it,don't worry my friend,just leave it for now and then cut it back to your required height in November when it will be in its dormant state,it really won't like being cut back now,your Rose will be OK:smile:

      This is my "Compassion " Rose

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        Thank you @wiseowl
        Your rose is beautiful. Mine end up looking quite pink.20190529_110946.jpg
         
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          Hello @cindy your Rose is just beautiful my friend to get a bloom like that you are doing everything right so don't worry,enjoy your Rose and your day;):smile:
           
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            @wiseowl Regrettably the bud shown was from before I went to town on it. It just got so big as a plant with not so many flowers. There is not a single bud anywhere anymore. It did however still have a flower on it at Xmas!!
             
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              Good afternoon @cindy that's alright my friend just be patient with your Rose and when it comes to the time of pruning it back we shall be here to guide you through the process:smile::blue thumb:
               
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                Hello Cindy and Woo. I have Rosa Compassion in my collection. As mentioned before, I find it such a beauty. I wish now that I had planted it a more spaceous spot. It certainly is such a strong grower, more or less making stems to .75" in a season. I imagine judges must find it hard to mark it down anytime. Yes, the blooms do react to the weather etc, but IMO to me, this adds to the beauty of the flower making it all the more desirable.
                Cindy, as Woo implies, stop worrying, enjoy your rose. Best wishes.
                 
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                  @wiseowl Im so glad I took your advice and left the Rose alone. I20190908_125012.jpg20190908_131246.jpg took these photo's this morning and as you can see it has loads of new growth and quite a few buds. Shall I still cut it back in November or leave till spring please?
                   
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                    Good afternoon @Plant Assassin my dear friend I am so pleased that your lovely Rose has rewarded your patience and care ,it looks so good,I would respectfully suggest that you wait until about mid March ;) if you pruned it in November and we had some heavy frosts it would damage the ends where you had pruned it:smile:

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                      @wiseowl Thank you so much. The diagram is really helpful. :hapflowers2:
                       
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                        Good afternoon @Plant Assassin my friend if there is anything else I can help you with just ask;):smile:
                         
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