Fall Pruning of Climbing Roses

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One of my Fall clean up chores is pruning and tidying up my climbing roses. This encourages healthy growth and an abundance of blooms next Spring and Summer. there is a link to a very informative video in the website.
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Bounteous blooms climbing the porch posts.
  • gardening fall pruning flowers climbing roses, flowers, gardening, porches
Right now they are a mess. Canes gone wild might be an appropriate term. But that will soon change.
  • gardening fall pruning flowers climbing roses, flowers, gardening, porches
I find the main cane, or the sturdiest cane I want to use as the main cane. I had followed this down from the top where it was already climbing across the house eave. I want to encourage that so I have blooms next season along that eave.
  • gardening fall pruning flowers climbing roses, flowers, gardening, porches
I take out all but that cane. I do leave a lateral cane for blooms lower on the rose.
  • gardening fall pruning flowers climbing roses, flowers, gardening, porches
Further up the cane I realized I will need to cut it off and go with the lateral cane. It will now become the main cane.
  • gardening fall pruning flowers climbing roses, flowers, gardening, porches
I still need to strip the rest of the leaves off. I have it attach to hooks across the eave to keep it steady during whipping winter winds. Next Spring and Summer I should have glorious pink roses all along my porch post and eave.
Want to see more, click on over to the blog post and check out the video I linked to. Very helpful.

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