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Post by AutumnDamask on 28th September 2011, 09:18

What's the current thinking about letting newly planted bare-root roses flower in their first year in the ground/pot?
I've been inclined to nip the flower buds out to try and encourage vegetative / root growth. Does it really make much difference though? scratch
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Post by Admin on 28th September 2011, 10:46

People will say so... on the other hand I'm a pretty firm believer in the plants knowing what their limits are and if they decide to flower they will havethe resources to do so.

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Post by Balinbear on 28th September 2011, 20:34

You would have to beat some of ours with a stick to stop them flowering. We usually let them go for it. Sometimes we might take a flower off a reasonably small cutting but I figure it will encourage them to send out a better root system if they are forced to by flowering.
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Post by rosemeadow on 29th September 2011, 09:45

I agree with Simon and Balinbear.

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Post by Carole on 29th September 2011, 15:25

I agree with the others . As for ground or pots. I like ours to go in the ground if I have them in pots I loose them probably as I forget them. Hmmmm
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Post by AutumnDamask on 29th September 2011, 19:50

Thanks for the feedback. Looks like I'll enjoy the flowers. Coming up Roses

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