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21/05/2013 at 20:29

Hi, I have a David Austin rose called 'Golden Anniversary' which is already in flower. Is it too early? And will it be okay flowering this early? I am pretty sure it is doing this because I was too scared to prune too much as I didn't want to kill the rose.  I would really appreciate some advice on this.

Thank you 

21/05/2013 at 20:54

Enjoy it Kelly. What could go wrong

21/05/2013 at 21:38

Don't panic! I have a rose in bloom and so does someone else on the forum. If it wants to bloom, then let it.

22/05/2013 at 12:36

Oh thank you everyone for your advice. I will definatly just relax and enjoy

01/06/2013 at 02:27

Don't worry.  It's all about pruning.  Last year one of my climbing roses that grows against a south facing cream wall had it's 1st flower on 26th Feb! I'd pruned it quite early in October (I have a lot to do and not much spare time to do it).  It still flowered all summer.  Deadhead back to 2 leaf axils on the flowering stems and feed after each flush.

16/06/2013 at 10:54


hi all i to have roses in bloom large heads aswell (pic)

mine is a climber but dont know its name.

16/06/2013 at 13:48

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!  Keep dead-heading and it will keep on blooming for you.

17/06/2013 at 06:08

hi rosie31

thankyou the rose is about 4foot tall and it was planted this year.i hope it will get to the top of the 6 foot fence this year.

lets see if i am right

30/07/2013 at 10:46

hi all could someone please help as you can see from my last pic my climbing rose dose flower. i dead headed when faded and now it has stopped flowering only had six flowers or so, what am i doing wrong.

30/07/2013 at 12:12

I'd start a new thread with this Anthony. All the rose experts (that's not me) will have looked at this thread and commented already. 

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