So, working in my garden today I saw something I genuinely never thought I would find… In fact, I found 3 of them in all! What are they? Baby Roses!
I was doing a little bit of weeding around my hedge, somewhere that nettles like to get established, and I found this…
I’m not sure where it came from. I used to have Roses in this general area, yes. But they were removed last year and they didn’t produce any flowers that year, let alone Hips that I remember. All of the growth is light green, none of it is woody which means that it’s all this years growth.
Also, the plant is way away from where the Roses used to be and so I can’t see how they could be suckers. Which kind of confuses me a little as the plant has 7 leaves on some stems? I thought that 7 leaves on a Rose meant it is a sucker. Not to worry. The unknown Rose is now in a pot and I will transfer it to a bigger pot… Or maybe the ground, when I know for sure what it is.
Now for the other find.
These 2 are right where one of the old Roses used to be. But again… I don’t know why they are showing now unless they are new seedlings from Hips from a couple of years ago disturbed from when I renovated the area. I didn’t get flowers the year before I moved them… Hence the quandary. Should I pull them out as suckers or keep them as possible new Roses.
Also… What kind of Rose will they be? The plants I had there were some kind of Hybrid Tea, so what plant I will get from these I genuinely do not know. Will they revert to Old Roses or what?
At the moment these two are still in the ground. I don’t think they are established enough to be moved yet. But I will be moving them, either to a new place in my garden or maybe to someone else, but they can’t stay there. When they are big enough to move they will.