Talkback: Rose pruning
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This is to do with roses - can anyone who is reading this please help. I saw on 31st January gardening section of the Daily Telegraph about a rose that has quite thick red stems and is rather architectural - apparently looks lovely when the sun is shining through it. There was a special offer which I was going to apply for, but to my horror, the section seems to have found it's way onto the fire!!!! Please does anyone know the name of this rose, or do you still have a copy of the 31st Gardening Section of the DT to tell me the phone number and promotion number so I can get one. I am trying all avenues!!!!! Thank you Christine
1rose - 14.95 or 2 for24.90
call 0870 950 5926
quote ref. TL634
or Make cheque payable to Telegraph Garden and send to
Telegraph Rose Offer,
Holbech St Johns
I'm a bit new to this - we moved into our first house in 2005 and it was a building site outside. So, we start from scratch and we're fairly clueless!! Anyway, please could someone advise how you effectively prune a climbing rose. I don't know whether to cut it back hard or just trim the tops, do I have to worry about the bud direction....... I'm confused! Any help greatly appreciated
Tying stems down towards the horizontal rather than letting them grow vertically is also recommended. In this way side shoots develop along the length of the stem to provide far more shoots, which in turn carry more flowers.
I also have black spot and as I dont like using chemicals should I dig it up and put a new rose there or is the desease in the ground?