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Flowering times for climbers/ramblers

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Post by AutumnDamask on 9th October 2012, 22:03

I have an idea... (some of the most dangerous words in the world... lol)

It involves roses. And bees.

I want bees to enjoy my garden as much as possible and we do have a lot of plants that are useful in terms of pollen and nectar.
BUT.... I'd like to expand the rosey-capacity for the bees.

'Wedding Day' is a very successful rose for the bees to harvest. Of course, as a single flush rose, it only provides that food for a small (relatively) time period.

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So that got me thinking... Idea Do all single-flush ramblers flower pretty much at the same time??

Can I have a range of varieties that will provide a sequence of flowering for a substantial period??

Suggestions, please!!



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Post by neptune on 9th October 2012, 23:48

Since they re-bloom out in the open and weather conditions beholding every 42-55 days ...I think quicker in QLd.......then you can adjust your flushes thru pruning....turn your bush into quarters and then prune that quarter of a bush 7-10 days apart.......that way , while some of the bush is flowering the other parts is growing new blooms....do it to all bushes and you are never without a bloom......
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Post by RosyTeesh on 10th October 2012, 00:21

Definitely quicker in QLD !! But blooms also die quicker. Downside.
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Post by Guest on 10th October 2012, 05:27

Wendy Laevigata is the first to bloom, Mermaid in Deni will start blooming in about 3wks.

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Post by AutumnDamask on 10th October 2012, 06:44

Thanks for that tip, John! Hmmmm

Warren, that's interesting. Sounds like both are before Wedding Day then as it doesn't have buds on it yet although the Multiflora does.

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Multiflora
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th October 2012, 06:51

Wendy, the 'multiflora' is it a rose in it's own right or rootstock. scratch
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Post by AutumnDamask on 10th October 2012, 07:08

They are the ones from you. sunny
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th October 2012, 12:24

Ok Wendy, are they to become plants or to be budded Question
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Post by AutumnDamask on 10th October 2012, 20:21

I'm counting on them to be monsters. Very Happy
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