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Sohrab
When and how to prune climbing roses. Do i need to feed them after pruning? Thanks

Submitted: 01:01PM, 30 Jul 2017
Answer: Hello Sohrab,

Pruning climbing roses can be challenging. One major factor is whether the rose repeat flowers through the warmer weather or only bloom in spring. Spring-only bloomers, like ‘Banksias’ and ‘Dorothy Perkins’, should be cut back hard after flowering. Long-flowering climbers should be cut lightly for the first couple of years. Give the plant time to establish and don’t be too impatient for flowers. It’s not uncommon for a new rose to spend the first couple of years growing and establishing its framework before it settles down to reliable blooming. Once a rose is established, long shoots can be shortened in winter and old unproductive canes removed completely at the base.

Feed climbing roses regularly throughout the growing season with Yates Thrive Natural Roses & Flowers Pelletised Plant Food. It’s enriched with Dynamic Lifter and has added nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to give your flowering plants the right balance of nutrients for their growing needs. Click here for more info: http://www.yates.com.au/products/fertilising/organic-based/yates-thrive-natural-roses-flowers-organic-based-pelletised-plant-food/.

All the very best and happy gardening!

Kind regards,

Matt
Yates Consumer Advice Horticulturalist

Category: Roses
Answered: 09:32PM, 30 Jul 2017

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