Feed it. Roses are heavy feeders in the spring.
On Sun, 4 Mar 2012 08:27:18 +0000, yorkshirelass
>My container grown Gertrude Jeykell rose has just come through it's 2nd
>winter and looks very spindly. I have pruned it down to the nearest bud
>but there are no buds lower down that I can see. Is it safe to just cut
>it down to about 12" or should I just give it a feed and hope for the
>best? Any help gratefully received