Rose Stromboli Advice please

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    Hi guys this being my 1st lot of roses they are Rose Stromboli, after a few months I had some lovely roses so was really pleased apart from the dreaded black stop I had to stray them twice for.

    I wanted to know if I want them bushy and to grow into each other to make a line of roses do I keep trimming the long stalks and let them bush from the bottom more or is it best to let them grow tall and intertwine the stalks?
    in fact any roses advice would be good as I want to look after them best I can
    please bare in mine ,m new to this so don't get to technical lol :)

    many thanks


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      @woo is our acknowledged Rose expert, low rider and he will give you the advice you need.

      The Stromboli Rose is a floribunda variety and produces clusters of scarlet red blooms throughout the summer months, which are ideal for cutting. This vigorous grower is disease resistant and is ideal to use as an informal hedge. The bright colour of the flowers make a nice contrast against its green foliage. This rose will grow to approximately 1.2m in height, plant 60cm apart.

      You've obviously chosen "Stromboli" as it is a rose sometimes used as hedging and I'm sure it will look good.:snorky:
       
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        yes I would like it to be a form of hedge I,m hoping it will bush out some at the lower end but this being the 1st year I was amazed at how many lovely roses I got and yes they are great for picking, look forward to hearing from woo then :)
         
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        Beautiful rose lowrider69 and floribunda's are my favourites as they put on such a lovely display. As Armandii has said, Woo is our expert and I will leave it to him to answer your questions. :)
         
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          Yes...I took some cuttings a while ago which are in the greenhouse ready for any gaps i may end up with :)
           
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            Good morning @lowrider69 if it were me I would remove the top one-third of the plants now (To keep your hedge the same hieght )and tidy them up,to help them stand up to winter winds, but save the major pruning until the plant is fully dormant.(February/March)

            The goal of pruning these rose bushes is to keep them near the size you want, force a domed shape to let light hit all over the plant, and remove weak and overcrowded wood to promote thick, floriferous growth all over the plant. And we want to do it as efficiently as possible, not pausing to be picky.

            Depending on how your hedge is established (Old) I have used hedge Shears and not secateurs.

            If you need any more advice please don't hesitate to ask as there are many of our friends here with expert knowledge of Rose's including @Sheal and @ARMANDII to name just a few;):smile:
             
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              thanks for that, so keep all the long branches shorter?

              Thing I wonder about is how they bush into each other to make it look like 1 long bush or hedge?
               
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                You'll find, lowrider, that by your pruning of the roses to keep them in the bounds of the shape and area you want they will all grow "sideways" with their stems pushing into the plants space on either side while also growing bushier making the natural looking hedge that you want. So it's an ongoing case of pruning to keep all the roses in the hedge to the height, width and thickness you think you want.:dunno::coffee::snorky:
                 
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                  ok thanks, will prune all the top long branches to the height I want them to grow and let the rest catch up as some are higher then others :)
                   
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                      thanks for all the help guys 1 question? to promote thicker branches how will pruning thinner weaker looking branches help? wont the thinner branches grow thicker??

                      I know I,m new to all types of gardening but wow what a lovely hobby to have I really do enjoy my plants and learning about them, be lost with out this forum though :)
                       
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                      Hello @lowrider69 lets imagine for a moment that are just tidying(not pruning) your hedge up making it look smart, if you like we remove the weaker thinner canes(branches) and the diseased and damaged ones.this is not pruning its like you having a trim and tidy up at the barbers before you have a proper haircut for want of a better explanation;) ,your pruning will be at the end of February/beginning of March.

                      Lets say that the weaker thinner canes will never grow to the same thickness as the thicker canes,because of their maturity,and if left will will take some of the strength from the thicker canes,and will prevent any disease from spreading to the healthy canes,so what we are trying to achieve is a rose hedge where all of the canes are of equal circumference and the finished hedge in equal width and height .

                      If you need anymore answers please fell free to ask at anytime:smile:
                       
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                        thanks for that that makes more sense, I never knew the thin branches never thicken up
                         
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                        No worries my friend but I never said they the thin branches never thicken up,perhaps its me and that I should have explained a little clearer,what I meant was that that if you have a thin cane and a thick cane they will both grow at the same rate but the thin cane will never catch up with the thick one,lets see if I can set an example,as both canes grow at the same rate in width ,its like a our age if I was born first(which I obviously was as no one is older than me):heehee: and you were born a year after me I would always be one year older than you,and its the same as with the Rose canes because the thick cane will never stop growing in width,as will the thin cane but the thin cane will never be as thick as the thick cane;):smile:
                         
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                          I think I get what your saying thanks buddy I'm going to enjoy my roses this year :)
                           
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