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Woody perennial, genus *Rosa*, grown for attractive flowers

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My long stemmed rose is growing new leaves

I had a long stemmed rose in a bouquet of flowers. The head had died so I went to discard the stem, only to notice new leaves were shooting out of it in 3 different places. I left the stem in the vase ...
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How do I grow roses from seed?

I'm starting with the assumption that roses can grow from seed, as that's how most plants reproduce. I'm wanting to grow roses with rosehips, which handily contain seeds. I can try cuttings as well ...
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How do you prune a rose bush?

I tried to prune a rose bush and it stopped growing from all the branches I pruned, and instead shot one big green stem up from the root again. What is the proper technique?
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What kinds of gloves are best for handling thorny rose bushes?

I have a couple of rose bushes in my new house and the thorns in the bush (there are a lot of them!) go right through my current gardening gloves, and they hurt. what kind of gloves are available that ...
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How to save roses - commercially potted gift ones with few roots?

I was given a pot of (flowering) roses which I actually like and would want to keep and plant in my garden. In this tiny pot there are 4 plants; each one has only a few roots as a quick inspection ...
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How to overwinter potted rose-cuttings?

Similar this question I potted rose-cuttings using the described in BBC's Gardener's World (cutting August-shoots in 20cm long "sticks" and place them into drained soil). I did this in the end of ...
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Can I eradicate blackspot on roses with a winter pruning?

In mid-winter, I pruned my standard roses back harshly. Black-spot can be a problem on these roses. The pruning is such that they have hardly any leaves. The remaining leaves do not have any black-...
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Can I encourage my roses to produce more flowers and fewer long stems?

I have standard roses. As the weather warms, and after feeding with commerically purchased rotted chicken manure they are growing very, very fast. Is there a way I can get them to produce more ...
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How to keep my roses fresh?

I got a few roses from my friends and I keep them in my office. I've changed their fresh water for three days but they won't stop fading. What can I do to extend their flowering? Some people tell me ...
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Are my mini roses well and truly dead?

Last year I bought a potted mini rose. When it started doing poorly on the windowsill, I decided to let it try its luck outdoors. It turned out to be two plants and they both took off. Here's one last ...
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David Austin rose from pot growing low on the ground

I bought the pot of this last Fall https://www.davidaustinroses.com/us/the-poet-s-wife-shrub-rose But over the Winter it looks smaller and sit flat on the ground Is that normal or is it not doing ...