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Climbing rose

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Climbing rose

by 3 years ago
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I planted a climbing rose in my garden and the leaves are drooping and also the heads can anyone help me ? I will send a picture thanks 

AM
3 years ago
Hi Martin, Welcome to the community! I am sure one of our experts or another member of the community will pop along soon. Very best wishes, Amy
MG
3 years ago
Thankyou Amy
MM
3 years ago
Hello Martin, do you mean you just planted very recently? If so then probably due to the rootball drying out. at this time of year you need to soak it in a bucket of water for an hour or more and then plant and then water it frequently with lots of water. If you create a saucer shape with the soil it will stop the water running out everywhere. If only just planted it will do no harm to dig it up carefully soak it and replant.
MG
3 years ago
Yes, i have only just planted it, Michael, would you suggest to dig it up then and soak it in water for an hour?
MM
3 years ago
Yes definitely, perhaps if the buds are looking very sorry for themselves cut them off and perhaps even the top several inches of stem and so leaves. If you send me a picture I can see how bad it's looking
MG
3 years ago
I have treated the soil with fish, blood and bone and also potash, I have also mixed in a copious amount of compost, I have just forked in some horse manure as well
MM
3 years ago
be careful overdoing the potash it is v easy to have an excess of it. make sure the manure and compost is really well rotted
MG
3 years ago
Looking very forlorn aren't they?
MM
3 years ago
Not as bad as I feared. Probably partly how the variety looks as the flower goes over. What variety is it?
MG
3 years ago
its a Rosa variety, would you suggest cutting it back a bit or would you leave it ?
MG
3 years ago
its name is Rosa Ena Harkness
MM
3 years ago
Ah yes it does tend to hang its head, you just need to dead head it
MG
3 years ago
Thank you Michael i will dead head it and see what happens

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