Brickman0430 Posts: 178
Hi all, I'm hoping someone here can give me a little advice about giving my new climbing rose a good head start this year.
The rose in question is a climber, danse de feu, which I planted last year at about the beginning of November, it came bare rooted, and I put in a mix of multi purpose compost and well rotted farmyard manure into the planting hole. Buds are starting to appear on it now and I'm just wondering what I can do to give it a good head start for its first year. I also mulched with more manure and blood fish and bone, but is there something I should be doing now as it starts to spring into life, thanks in advance of any advice,
Sounds like you've done enough for now. Just keep it watered in any dry spells, particularly if it's up against a wall where the drainage is very good. A feed in about June (I think it's got more yhan enough until then) will be ample. Steer and tie in any new growths as they lengthen.
Excellent, thanks for that.
If your roses are prone to black spot I've been advised to spray in very early spring. I'll be giving that a go this year.