Newly Planted Rose help.

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  1. Scotty2088

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    So I ordered my DA tess of the d'urbervilles climbing rose. It has been in the ground for just under a month and coming in really well.

    However do I need to prune it? It seems awfully congested in the middle. I am aiming to train it up the trellis.

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    Hi Scotty, being the rose has been only a month in the ground I would not prune it until it has shown definite growth of some length.

    No, from what I can see it looks okay and there's more leaf than stems. To be honest, I think you're probably being a bit hasty in trying to do things with the Rose such as training, that will come when you get a good idea from the stems having some length. At the moment I would leave the Rose alone apart from watering it and giving it a weekly feed of say, Miracle Gro or Tomato Feed.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
     
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      What sort of time frame does it take for the stems to strengthen? Are we talking this summer or next year?
       
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        If it settles in , then some shoots could easily grow to 6ft this year, but they will still be quite whippy.

        To that end, seems some of the shoots have gone behind the trellis, but think its best to keep them on the front and tie them onto the trellis, makes it easier for training them where you want them to go and if you need to prune them.
         
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          As Ricky says........
          that's the key, Scotty, "if it settles in". The Rose has only been in the ground for a month and so needs to put roots down so, sorry to disappoint you:dunno:, it could be next year before it decides to put any real new growth on as regards stems. Let the Rose do it's thing, leave it alone and try not to do anything to it, some times the best things are worth waiting for so let Nature do it's stuff.:cat-kittyandsmiley::coffee:
           
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