Climbing rose conundrum
I wonder if anyone can help?
I have a climbing rose (Alberic Barbier) now in its third year on a West facing wall. I've trained it horizontally and the plant itself seems really healthy - loads of new growth and loads of side shoots coming off the main stems and it's almost covering the wall it was bought for.
However, it hardly produces any actual roses!
It didn't produce a great many last year but I wasn't too concerned as it was growing well but this year I can count on one hand the number of roses it's produced.
I've been feeding it weekly from about April onwards with the Miracle Gro multi purpose food but about 6 weeks ago I switched to specialised liquid rose food but still no joy. Yesterday I gave it tomato food in an attempt to jolt it into life.
Can anyone offer any suggestions or tips on this matter as it's most frustrating. I know I'm doing something wrong but can't put my finger on exactly what it is?