Posted: 04/04/2015 at 17:33
Climbing roses need a framework to climb on and feeding every year. Plants are just like people, they need food, so feeding yearly or every few months in the summer is essential. Home made compost or bought in doesn't make a difference, even the feeds you can buy off the shelf make a huge difference to the health of plants and soil condition.
Many of my customers are shocked when I tell them their plants need feeding.
It may well be your soil is tired.