Posted: 15/08/2015 at 09:39
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?