How should I care for a "rambling" rose bush

Asked February 18, 2017, 3:16 PM EST

There wad a big, rambling rose bush in the yard when I bought my house 2-3 years ago. Haven't done anything with it yet, but it's getting too big for its corner. What should I do to control and improve its appearance and plant health??

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1 Response

Prune your rose in early spring just before the new growth opens. Here is a page from our website with a good diagram: http://extension.umd.edu/sites/extension.umd.edu/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG108_Prun... Basically, dead canes should always be removed. Weak spindly canes can be removed.

Here is a good page on general care, including fertilizing: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/flowers/hgic1172.html

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