Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Buds in the offing. We have a pink rose aginst the front wall of our bungalow. Earlier this year it flowered profusely and I dead-headed it regularly. After a pause to recover it's strength it is now throwing out new very vigorous shoots, some of which are growing across the windows and I have been watching with great interest. The new stems are now over three feet long and at last new buds are forming at the tips of the the shoots. This has caused me to wonder what it is that triggers the production of buds and it would be lovely if someone could explain the process that switches the plant into bud production mode.
- 25 Jul, 2011