Roses fall over at slightest rain

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  1. tim091

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    Very light rain shower and the weight of the water is too much for my roses. I am having to stake them all up, which looks unattractive.

    They were transplanted to this garden a year ago so this is their first full summer here. I didn't prune them this spring to give them a chance to get over the shock of moving. They seem to have survived the move wonderfully and are producing huge amounts of blooms this year.

    Aside from black spot the only problem is this falling over when it rains. Any ideas or is staking normal?

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    Good morning @tim091 my friend have you any information ie Name etc could it possibly be a climber?:smile:
     
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    Good morning. It shouldn't be a climber! By that I mean my late mother-in law (a lifelong rose enthusiast) selected six roses for us, one of which was a climber and this one isn't it! Possible that Notcutts had it wrongly labelled I suppose.

    Some of the others rose bushes need staking, which I put down to them being a bit leggy after not pruning them tIMG_20190718_063202067.jpg his spring, but this one seems the most susceptible to rain
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    Good morning @tim091 I have an Ena Harness which because of the heavy blooms is well known for this behaviour,I usually use bamboo canes and tie each Rose cane to one bamboo cane,but when it comes to pruning them I always cut back hard to about 6/12 inches,hope this helps:smile:
     
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      Thanks for the reassurance @wiseowl. I will stake it up, prune hard next spring and see where we are at next summer.
       
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        No worries my friend you are most welcome:smile:
         
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