Wednesday, 21 January 2015


Today it i snowing, wet heavy snow and the sky is grey. It is a perfect day for dreaming about summer in Annapolis Valley, Canada. Roses belong to my favourite things and among them my NEW DAWN pink climbing rose.

Climbers generally have large blooms on not too vigorous, rather stiff growth and most repeat flower. Most climbers are best supported by walls, trellises, arches or obelisks

Climbers should be pruned to establish a permanent framework of significant branches from which flowering stems are produced. To achieve this cut back side shoots to one or two buds from the point where they branch out from the main shoots. If the plant has become bare at the base, cut one of it’s main shoots hard back to encourage new growth from ground level. The best time to prune a climber is October, when the flowering  is over, but it can be done later if the weather is mild.

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