Roses forum: Training climbing roses

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 4, 2012 1:06 PM CST
I have my roses on a trellis now, and they are growing wonderfully. I have the longer canes tied vertically to the trellis.

Now, what will happen? Do the canes grow from the tips, or do I need to keep moving up the ties?

And how many canes should I allow to grow at the same time?

Any other suggestions will of course, be appreciated. My first climbers.

Thanks to all you rose lovers for helping me pick out some climbers.
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porkpal
Jul 4, 2012 1:33 PM CST
The canes will grow from the tips so you will not need to move your current ties - however you may want to. As it is the growing ends that bloom, you will get more flowers if you train the canes more horizontally which will cause them to send off lateral shoots (upwards) and these each will bloom. As it is now, most of your blooms will be on the tops of your tall vertical canes.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Jul 4, 2012 1:35 PM CST
Thank you! I had read to train them vertically. Goes to show, can't believe everything you read. OK, I can do that. Maybe like a fan shape?
Name: Mike Stewart
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Mike
Jul 4, 2012 6:00 PM CST
The more horizontal, the better.
Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Jul 4, 2012 6:02 PM CST
Will do. Thanks!
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Calif_Sue
Jul 5, 2012 1:39 PM CST

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Here is a helpful video from Ashdown Roses: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rf7F5qhChFM
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Name: Trish
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Trish
Jul 5, 2012 1:44 PM CST

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This is new info for me as well...

How are people getting those beautiful rose covered trellises one sees in the magazines?
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CindiKS
Jul 5, 2012 1:58 PM CST
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Actually, mine grow like the catalogs show them, and I don't feed them or spray or do anything special. I can't explain why my climbers do so much better than my regular roses. I get some winter die-back, and that's all I prune out of them.
Mine grow mostly horizontal because mother nature blows on them all day long. Autumn Sunset and Westerland are the only ones I have tied to force sideways growth. Otherwise, they head straight to the roofline.
My climbers grow on trellises, arbors, telephone poles, the propane tank, against trees, against the house, on the fence, and out in the open. i wouldn't be able to do that if I still lived on the suburban lot, but Trish, I think you could put them anywhere if you have some wind.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 10, 2012 9:47 PM CST
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Calif_Sue
Jul 10, 2012 9:49 PM CST

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Posted in the other thread adding a link to explain.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jul 10, 2012 9:59 PM CST
Okay, it works. I did ask "what's with the nut?"
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chelle
Jul 12, 2012 11:31 AM CST
Great suggestions here. I followed this advice last year and had many more bloom shoots on my climbers this year than the year before I began the horizontal training.

Thank you. Thumbs up


I'm training a few of mine to go overhead, so I let them grow about 6 feet tall and then clip off the main vertical stems to encourage elongation of side shoots. The walk-through arbor is very nearly covered with roses and clematis now. Hurray!

Will I at some point need to cut back these main verticals at ground level and start new ones?
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