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Climbing rose slow grow

Hi

I planted this bare root climbing rosa iceberg around 2 months ago.  The buds for the new growth started to swell and subsequently grow pretty much straight away but it hasn't added any height.  Am I just being impatient? Compared to shrub roses I planted weeks later, this one is very slow growing. I did add a bit of manure to the shrub ones mind, not this climbing one - but surely that wouldn't make too much difference? The main stems are untouched I.e. how the nursery supplied it. Thanks in advance.


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  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845
    Hmmmm I had iceberg, planted it as a shrub.  Must admit after two years it died!
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,401
    Iceberg climbers are vigorous once they get going but, in my experience, not rampant. mine has been grow for many years and even survived being brutally hacked when the fence was replaced. It seems to be in a pretty inhospitable place there. I would definitely improve the soil and give it a feed.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • simbrindsimbrind Posts: 16
    B3 said:
    Iceberg climbers are vigorous once they get going but, in my experience, not rampant. mine has been grow for many years and even survived being brutally hacked when the fence was replaced. It seems to be in a pretty inhospitable place there. I would definitely improve the soil and give it a feed.
    Thanks. I did mix in some compost when planting and added bone meal to the planting hole. I've taken out those hardwood cuttings and will add a mulch of manure and see what happens.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,275
    It was a bare root plant ... it has to get its roots established before it can make top growth ... and spring is only just here ... try to cultivate a little patience ... an essential ingredient for happy gardeners 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 Posts: 21,401
    I was a bit concerned about the cuttings😊 . Dove is absolutely right about patience. Especially with bare roots.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • simbrindsimbrind Posts: 16
    It was a bare root plant ... it has to get its roots 
    established before it can make top growth ... and spring is only just here ... try to cultivate a little patience ... an essential ingredient for happy gardeners 😊 
    Thank you - happy to be patient, I'm just comparing it to my other bare root shrub roses which have grown a lot quicker.
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