When to start training roses?

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tywysoges Thu 22-Jul-21 12:57:24

Hello, any climbing roses experts around? I have two obelisks and I planted two roses for each. They were bare root plants, I planted them in March and I thought I would let them grow for the first year and then start training them. However they’ve all gone a bit bonkers, not much length yet but loads and loads of branches and tons of flowers, so I was wondering if it would be ok to start training them now?

I’ve googled and found loads of stuff on how to train them but not when - what age or what size they need to be. I don’t want to ruin them or stop them growing/flowering, so I’m happy to wait if that’s the right thing to do.

Thank you smile

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tywysoges Thu 22-Jul-21 21:41:15

Bumping just in case anyone can help smile

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LegendaryEndermam Fri 23-Jul-21 20:30:46

I'm not an expert but I have started training mine (planted earlier this year) and they appear happy and still flowering with it.

LegendaryEndermam Fri 23-Jul-21 20:32:04

My thinking is it's better to manipulate the stems while they are young and supple. I have an overgrown rambler which hasn't been trained and it's much harder to get older thicker stems to go where I want them now.

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