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etoille de hollande climbing rose - pruned too far?


By Anitac

United Kingdom Gb

as a bit of an amateur this may seem a daft question but I have had a climbing rose over an archway which flowered last year from July to November so I was reluctant to prune it. I then left it and asked my partner to cut it back. This was only last week? Is it possible to cut a rose to short as it is only about 6 inches tall now with the main branches which are about 3 inches in diameter.And have we left it too late to flower this year?

On plant Rosa



Oops think your partner has treated your climber like a shrub rose.
Yes it should flower but dont expect it to cover your arch again this year.Keep the climber framework in future remove a few inches of stem with flowers as they fade .In the winter cut old hard wood back to a junction with new growth and train this around arch as it develops.If you want to speed things up a little you could try planting
another one on other side of arch.

18 Apr, 2008

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