Wahhh! My Climbers

elks(US5 Can6)April 22, 2014

I've been very lucky for the last 15 years, but his year I've had to cut Altisimo, the New Dawn, the Alcymist. Sally Holmes, Golden Wings and Alhoa to the ground. The New Dawn was climbing over my back wall--- gone. Hopefully, they will spring from the ground again. All but the Alcymist should bloom this year, but in much reduced grandeur.


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I feel your pain. I have some serious concerns for my Constance Spry.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 5:47PM
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mad_gallica(zone 5 - eastern New York)

Been there, done that. Now I mostly just Explore.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 6:35PM
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I hope they come back. I wish I could grow a pretty New Dawn but it's too warm here.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 7:08PM
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I live in NY and this winter was brutal. Thinking about the windchills, I was wondering how anything can survive those winds...

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 10:56PM
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opheliathornvt zone 5

I feel your pain also. My climbers look terrible so far.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 10:48AM
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elks(US5 Can6)

Mad Gallica,

You made me laugh--- Explore indeed. I, of course, thought I lived a charmed life in a little, warm, micro-climate. We shall see what my newly-minted climbers look like as bushes for the year :-)


    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 6:08PM
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seil zone 6b MI

I'm in pretty much the same boat with all of my roses in the ground. And my poor baby Candy Land climber will spend another year short as a dwarf. This would have been it's 4th season and I was really hoping it would take off and do some climbing but I'm going to have to cut it down to about 3 or 4 inches.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2014 at 6:49PM
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cagoldbear(9a - Houston)

How about new climbers in the ground? I just put down climbing Peace, but it still looks like a little skeleton with a few pink fingers here and there.. Should I expect any vertical growth anytime soon? Been in the ground about three weeks, since early April.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 12:19PM
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harryshoe zone6 eastern Pennsylvania

I have to admit that my climbing Westerland surprised me with very little winter die back. I had considerable damage to my HT's despite at leasr 2' of snow cover from the second week of January. Some are dead to the soil line.

The fact that Westerland was alive pretty much to the 6' I left on last fall is surprising. I never considered Westerland as a particularly hardy rose.

Let's hope all of you northerners experience some serious basal growth.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 12:39PM
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