Pruning climbing roses

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Patrick O Brien asked 14 years ago

Do I prune climbing roses growing in a container against a patio wall the same as ordinary roses?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 5 years ago
Climbing roses in a container will run out of root space eventually and tend to be leggy and suffer more from diseases.

The best bet is to plant in the open soil. This can be done by cutting through paving, tarmac or concrete. While this might seem like more trouble, it removes the need for watering.

Prune the rose by tying in the main shoots and shortening back the stems that have flowered, which arise from the main stems, to about 10cm.

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