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How to fix my sickly climbing roses

Can anyone give me advice to help me with my climbing roses?


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,195
    More water and feed I think. How old are they?
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • wareing-swareing-s Posts: 2
    Thank you for answering my query Lizzie. They are about three years old. I do use top rose gold once a month. Could it be a lack of water? How much water do they like?
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,195
    Two watering cans full once or twice a week if they are in the ground, every two days if in a pot and it's hot.

    Top Rose Gold once a month may possibly be too rich for them. Try not feeding them for a couple of months and see if they improve. I usually only use specialised Rose feed twice a year, in Spring when they start into growth and again in June after the first flush of showers but I believe some of the rose enthusiasts on here give liquid feeds to potted roses once a week.

    Once you've watered them really well, you could also try a mulch of well rotted manure and see if that helps as well.

    Good luck.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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