How do you encourage roses to repeat bloom?
Hello! This year I'm determined to make my roses rebloom like they are supposed to. Can anyone give me some advice?
I'm fairly new to roses and most of my rose bushes are about two to three years old. I figured that this is the year when they start "leaping" so, in the spring, I loaded them up with banana peels, composted manure, rosetone, and mulch.
Now that the first flush is almost over, what should I do? Add more fertilizer? Should I deadhead or should I do a hard prune?
These are a few of the roses that I need help with:
Reine des Violette
Honorine de Brabant
In particular, does anyone know how to make Gertrude Jekyll rebloom? That's probably the one I am most anxious about. It's the oldest of them all and has never rebloomed for me whatsoever.
Thanks so much!