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Does it look healthy???


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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,206

    Have you pruned it regularly?

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,706

    You need to prune it next March. Take out the thickest branch, which seems to be on the right hand side. Cut it down to six inches (15 cm). It will then form new shoots which will flower in 2018. In 2018, cut down the other branch, which will shoot and flower 2019. Feed it with a rose fertiliser in March,and mulch with Farm yard manure if you  can get it or compost,  and give it a bucket of water every week that it has not rained as it may be dry against the wall.

     In subsequent years take out the oldest shoot, so that is has a self  regenerating cycle and you don't just get flowers at the top.

    If you have a very long shoot, tying it down to the horizontal will induce it to flower.

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Do you know the variety? Some climbers only flower once.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,966

    The video on this site will show you exactly what to do 


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  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    There are many roses round this neighbourhood that have never been pruned, they are now just giant thick stems with three roses at the top. I am desperate to have a go at them.

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