Secrets of planting and caring for a climbing rose
Vertical flowering hedges of climbing roses, columns and arches decorated with climbing plants will be a wonderful decoration of the site. Fragrant pink garlands hanging from the fences will enchant you with bright buds and amazing aroma of inflorescences. Proper care of the climbing rose and timely agrotechnical measures will allow you to enjoy the splendor of luxurious plants every year.
Terms and rules for planting climbing roses
Belarus has a rather mild climate and therefore you can plant roses both in spring and autumn. The main thing is to plant them correctly and provide proper care.
The first year, rose bushes will build up the root system, the aerial part will be poorly developed. From the second year, the bushes will begin to grow actively and, with proper care, will show a special decorative effect.
How to prune a climbing rose
Pruning climbing roses is sanitary and formative.
Trimming a climbing rose to the same size will ensure a friendly, lush bloom, but it will not last long.
For longer flowering, use a combined pruning method. Shorten thick branches very slightly, cut thin shoots lower. This method can make flowering continuous.
The right garter is the key to a beautiful bush
After pruning, the bush begins to grow new shoots. In order to give the climbing rose the correct shape, the shoots must be properly tied up.
If, when tying, you direct the branches only upwards, then flowering on the shoots will only be at the top. Try to tie branches at an angle. There are several ways to tie
Curly roses need regular watering. Excess moisture and excessive dryness are equally detrimental to the plant. Cold water should not be used for irrigation, the plant may get sick. The best option is to water once a week. One bush should take about 10 liters of warm water. 3 days after watering, it is recommended to loosen the soil around the bush. Mulching will help you retain moisture and protect the root system from overheating.
Climbing rose fertilization scheme
Without timely top dressing, the rose will not be able to show its decorative beauty.
Shelter of climbing roses for the winter
Before you start sheltering climbing roses for the winter, it is worthwhile to carry out a number of preparatory activities.
Remove all leaves from the branches, cut off weak shoots and old branches. The optimal number of shoots remaining for the winter is 10-12 strong, healthy branches.
Depending on the climatic conditions of growth, the methods of shelter change.
You can arrange a frame shelter, it will reliably protect rose bushes in the winter.
With the help of boxes, build a shelter, put a layer of lutrasil and put polyethylene on top. Be sure to leave an air gap between the bushes and the film about 20 cm.
Climbing roses require a lot of care and special attention, but the beauty of this plant fully justifies all the difficulties. Lush bushes with delightful flowers will not only decorate your garden, but will also envelop you with a wonderful aroma. Royal plants will give you great pleasure.