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climbing roses

climbing roses
Posted by Debbie from 5 on 2001-03-20 12:16:14

I'm looking for some info. on climbing
roses. I have some that are intended to
go up and over a trellis. What's the
best way to train them? Do I need to tie
them or just weave them through
  • climbing roses
    Posted by Field from TX on 2001-03-20 12:17:56

    Quoting Debbie: ------------
    -I'm looking for some info. on climbing
    -roses. I have some that are intended to
    -go up and over a trellis. What's the
    -best way to train them? Do I need to
    tie
    -them or just weave them through

    Hi, Debbie. It's always best not to
    weave a climbing rose in and through its
    support because the canes are going to
    get longer, larger, and stiffer with
    age. Just tie them in place as they
    elongate with pieces of soft hemp rope
    or the green plastic (stretch-type) tape
    available at many garden centers. And
    you will get more blooms if you
    encourage as much horizontal growth as
    you can.

    As to winter care, you need to talk with
    knowledgable local growers (contact them
    at or through your garden center) to
    find out about any special protection.
    It depends on your microclimate, the
    placement in your landscape, and the
    varieties of roses you have.
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