Garden Roses

Roses
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Garden roses are often enhanced by a robust, quick-growing underlayer of wild roses, but when this understory sprouts, it robs the cultivated varieties of nutrients and water unnecessarily. The suckers must be removed by exposing the root crown and cutting each shoot away at its point of its attachment. The undesired sucker shoots can be recognized by their fine leaves of seven segments each and their vigorous growth.