Posted: 07/05/2013 at 19:23
I am always pleased with my roses, in fact one current climbing rose has over two hundred blooms on it, each year it seems to have more. However my mother in law imformed me that I should be dead heading them all, I usually do this for the bush roses but the climbers would be quite a task. Is she right?
From info from other letters I always spray regularily and fertilize well and cut back any dead growth. Wellcome any info on the dead heading. Thanks
It's a known fact that all and any growth is all thanks to the root system,
When it comes to climbing rose, if you let the rose grow to high you'll have less blooms at the top as the roots are providing all it's strength in the growth rather than the bloom,
Good regular feeding and dead heading is all thats needed for a long flowering period for rose's,
I have a wistera growing all over the front of our gite, during april/may the complete front of the house is just covered with flowers from the wisteria,
as soon as it's finished flowering the complete wisteria is clipped back, and by august/september we have a second flowering. After this second flowering again the complete wisteria is again clipped ready for the winter and next springs flowering.
The point im making is dont over work the root system by allowing to much
green growth and you'll find the roots will provide more blooms,
The same goes for dead heading the rose's, remove all dead heads as you would any dead wood and the root system will only have to look after the growing parts of the plant.