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Climbing Roses Advice

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 13:40

Question Dove,

Do I leave this years growth in place?

I presume it continues to grow from where it left off etc?


Climbing Roses Advice

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 13:33

Well it's not pretty, but I think this should do the job

Climbing Roses Advice

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 12:32

Thanks Dave and Dove,

That video has just pointed out exactly what a tit I have been. Right, i'll see you all on the other after I been thorned to death.




Climbers, fences and shade

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 10:27

If you edit your message, adding the paragraphs back, I find it retains the formatting.

Climbing Roses Advice

Posted: 29/08/2015 at 10:24

Hi all,

I think I may have confused previously.

I already have my supports in place, however, the climbing roses have not flowered this year, but now growing out over the top (picture attached).

Can I safety take out the leaders, hopefully encouraging growth/spread?


Climbing Roses Advice

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 08:08
I feel I may have slightly messed up with my lack of experience. Some like Lady Hillingdon have naturally created a mass of messy growth in all directions, however, with others I have just sent the main stems straight up as that seemed to be the direction they wanted to go.

Does this mean I will now get flowers?
Will next years roses flower on this years growth?

Lily Bulbs

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 15:19
A lovely friend of mine sent me some Lily bulbs last year, which I planted and flowered wonderful (lovely smell).

The flowers themselves dropped a few weeks ago, leaving a long stem.

I am not sure if I should be cutting this stem back now?

Climbing Roses Advice

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 09:39
Good Morning,

I planted about 3 months back some David Austin climbing roses up my walled garden area (various Eva Harkness, Lady Hillingdon, Crimson Glory etc). Honestly the choices I went for, it's like a WI meeting in my garden, with Lady Hillingdon reminding me not to disturb them by thorning me every time *waves fists*

None have really flowered this year (apart from last years growth at the bottom), but that's fine, this year for me was getting the structures in place and roots nice and strong.

They have all reached the top of my wall already 15 - 18 feet and now peaking their lovely little heads over the top.

Should I just leave them to grow and find their own happiness or should I be cutting out the leaders?



CLG Roses

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 18:42
This is going to be a stupid question I know, but why do some roses have CLG in their name? What does the CLG actually mean?

Climbing rose with red leaves

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 07:07

Thanks everyone!

I actually live only 5 miles from David Austin roses, but, even so I like to see what the whole market has to offer.



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Lily Bulbs

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To cut or not to cut, that is the question 
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CLG Roses

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Climbing rose with red leaves

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Is my garden shady?

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Preparing New Beds

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