Hello! Been a stalker for a while and finally decided to join - got my first (proper) rose bush yesterday :)
It's a grafted Austin Lady of Shalott, bought from the website. I was wondering if the reddish shoot is a sucker at the bottom of the plant, and if so, do I cut them or rip the off? Just a little afraid of introducing a wound, as it's so close to the soil.
Also, here's a bloom picture as it comes from the box - great motivation to plant it out immediately so I get more flowers!