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Rose that doesn't flower

I inherited a Rose when moving house, which i cut back early season and has lovely new growth on but no buds, can anyone advise? 


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 5,289
    Do you know what type of rose it is? If it was a climber, you may have inadvertently cut off the flowering shoots. However, it may just be sulking, have you fed it at all and if so, what with? 
  • its a climber, and have not fed it yet, can you recommend a good feed for this

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 5,289
    That's probably your answer. Try a weak solution of tomato fertiliser if you have any, once a week,  it's good for flowers as well as tomatoes!
  • Thank you for the advice 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 3,601
    edited 1 July
    ..yes that's a shame, you have been cutting away there and as Lizzie says, have removed all the flower buds that formed last year... what you have is a rambling rose, and a mighty vigorous one too, as I think it's 'Rambling Rector'.. but cannot be certain at this stage.. will get flowers, white ones if I've got the correct rose, on it next summer, providing you don't cut anything more off it between now and then.. so you have to tie in all those shoots somehow and after it flowers next year, about July time, then you can prune it back.. you can prune in the winter,  but you do need to know what you're doing with regards to winter pruning on these types of roses...

    ...alternatively, get rid of it and plant something easier...
  • Thank you for the advice, can I plant another rose in its place?
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 3,601
    I would advise not, at least for a year or two.. otherwise something else...
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