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By Alextb

London, England Eng

Last Summer, my white fragrance rose put on a lot of growth, but did not flower. I bought it last year, and expected it to flower.

This year, it has already put on a lot of growth, and am worried that it will again not flower.

Could it have just been non-flowering last year as it was settling in, or could there be another reason for this?

It gets full morning Sun.

Thanks in advance.





Looking at the picture I`d say that there are too many plants at the base of the rose which are robbing the rose of nutrients. Roses prefer to be in a bed of their own so clear out the plants and feed with either Rose Feed or Tomato Feed, and add some well rotted manure but keep it away from the main stem.

22 Apr, 2011


O.K. Thank you.

22 Apr, 2011


Sometimes you need to slow the sap for it too flower well. You can do this easily by winding the stem rather than letting it grow straight up. One way to do this is with a trellis and gently bend it across about every 1-2 foot of growth

22 Apr, 2011


Oh right, thanks Drc726.

23 Apr, 2011


Also, don't prune it heavily in the early spring. Many climbing roses bloom on wood from the previous year, so the best time to prune it is immediately after the first wave of bloom.

24 Apr, 2011


That's a pretty arrow, what's it pointing at?

24 Apr, 2011


The rose.

24 Apr, 2011

How do I say thanks?

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