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Anonymous on
November 12, 2018

Q. Suckers on climbing roses

My climbing rose has some leaves with 5 parts and some with 7.Are the seven leaves variety suckers?I bought it new this year and it had large white flowers

Answered by
roseman on
November 13, 2018
A.

The number of leaves does not determine if that cane is a sucker cane alone. Sucker canes typically have a vigorous growth rate and usually do not bud or bloom. If they do bloom, the blooms are either light pink or dark red and do not match the desired rose purchased. So just keep an eye on the canes you feel may not be right with the rest of bush. The lower portions of the canes will typically host more leaves as well.

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Asked by
Nick Hemsley on
June 6, 2019
Bury St Edmunds Suffolk

Q. Rose Problem

I have a climbing rose on the front of my house, for the last 12 years it has produced thick blooms and looks wonderful and I have done little to it other than water and prune. This year the blooms are sparse and the leaves have fallen off, they appear to be very sticky. I am unsure what to do, maybe a spray but which one?

Answered by
roseman on
June 11, 2019
A.

If you can obtain a product called Bayer Tree and Shrub granules. Apply per the label directions for ornamental shrubs. The granules are a mix of fertilizer and a systemic that will typically take care of many pest issues. I would also recommend spraying the entire rosebush well with a fungicide called Green Cure, available on-line. Or a fungicide you can buy locally for roses or ornamental shrubs. Also try watering the rosebush with some water that has a product called Super Thrive mixed into the water. The super thrive is full of readily available nutrients that will help the rose deal with all stressors and shock. You can use such water mix to water in the Bayer granules mentioned about as well. Water the bush with the same fresh batch water mix the next 4 to 5 times she needs watering.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 1, 2019

Q. why hasn`t my climbing rose Paul Lede flowered ?

lots of foliage !

Answered by
roseman on
July 4, 2019
A.

Is this a new climbing rosebush that you just planted or is it an older bush? If it is a new bush, then the rosebush may be getting too much nitrogen fertilizer which creates loads of foliage and reduces bud formation and blooming. If it is an older established climbing rosebush, it may be a grafted rosebush and upper part has died and the shoots coming up from below ground are the root stock rose. The root stock canes are quite vigorous and grow very well with lots of foliage. Some do not bloom for a couple years. Also some older roses bloom on the "old wood"https://u5f3e3x3.stackpathcdn.com/the previous years growth. So if pruned too heavily they will not bloom until the next year if not pruned too heavily. Here is a link to an article I wrote on rosebushes not blooming that may be helpful to you as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/roses/no-blooms-on-roses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 16, 2019

Q. How do I recognize thrips in a climbing rose?

What can I do about thrips in an old climbing Cecile Bruner rose?

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 18, 2019
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