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By Jane21

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi Does anyone know if it is common pracitise to dead head rambling roses? The blooms are so thick, it will take me half a day to do!!
Thanks Jane


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Yes to get more blooms, One method is to cut just below the bloom and just above the first leaflets. This a relatively new method that applies to all Large-flowered Roses. Its claimed that not only does the rose come back into flower between flushes more quickly, using this method, but with appreciably more flowers. I tend to stick to the method that works for me! I cut above an outward facing bud or about 3-4" below the faded bloom. Aim to do a little at a time as they fade its not such a chore then

16 Jul, 2010

 

That is exactly what I have just done with my climber as I teetered on a ladder.

16 Jul, 2010

 

Its worth it though to keep it flowering GS? I also bend mine as it grows as this slows the sap and it produces more flowers.

16 Jul, 2010

 

I do that too Drc and brave the thorns as I hang on to ladder. I am beginning to feel like a real gardener now thanks to all the brill advice. Thankyou. I am still not too good on plant names so this will have to be my homework from now on lol

16 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks for advice. Just double checked the rose is Félicité et Perpétue and it's a rambler, rather then a climber. It's not repeat flowering, so does the same advice still apply? Jx

16 Jul, 2010

 

Sorry Jane I don't have one of those so not in a position to advice but I feel sure someone will do soon.

16 Jul, 2010

 

just to point out, I have changed the title to rambling, from climbing, as I realised, Felicite Perpetue is a rambler!! Duh !

16 Jul, 2010

 

'Félicité et Perpétué' can reach up to10 meters or more. It generally produces flowers on the previous season's canes, so hard pruning is neither required nor desired, except to keep them within bounds or to shape them or train them over trellises, pergolas and walls, or onto fences or pillars'.- that was what I found on your rose. So just tidy the dead flowers?

16 Jul, 2010

 

Thanks Drc726 ( that can't be your name)? Thats what I thought. Momentous task, masses of blooms. I WISH I'd taken a piccy! :o)

16 Jul, 2010

 

Its Denise, take it easy!

16 Jul, 2010

 

My roses are hard to reach to dead head. So I use a 1 metre long 'snipper', made by Darlac. It is a sort of reach-stick with a secateur at the end. Probably all the more useful for climbing roses too.

16 Jul, 2010

 

Umm that is a good idea. Will put on my want list! Like your piccies. Jx

16 Jul, 2010

 

I have a telescopic lopper that I use J

16 Jul, 2010

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