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knockalong

New to gardening. I began with irises in Autumn 2015. Now I have discovered Roses! I plant for colour. Foothills Snowy Mountains - remote. SE NSW.

Rosa 'Mister Lincoln'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2016
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knockalong

Newly planted #MrLincoln standard rose. First flower. I have heard that I should be snipping off all the buds on my four recently planted standard roses so that all the growth goes into establishing the roots. Comments welcome. I am a newbie to gardening so just learning about such things. @janmartin @deekay @brightcolours @errolly @sue1953 @carol13450 @susieg @plants #misterlincoln

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carol13450

I'm sorry Bronwyn, I don't know enough about Roses to help you. When I have planted container roses before, I have not done this...with no worries. Bare rooted roses might be different??? Good luck. 😊👍🏻

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carol13450

I noticed your flowers are very close to the metal wall. Will they get too much radiated heat? This might be a concern? 🤔☀️

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sue1953

I have not done this but I am no expert.

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susieg

I've not had standard roses just climbers and shrub roses. Haven't done that with them. The person who should be able to give expert advice on this is @janmartin

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brightcolours

Makes sense to me as it's similar advice as citrus: remove all buds (lemons) in the first year of growth.

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knockalong

Thanks @brightcolours I'm going to find it difficult to be brutal! I'm so enjoying the first flowers. Maybe the next buds have to go. Yikes.

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brightcolours

I'd recommend mulching to help cope with your weather extremes.

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brightcolours

#redrose #rose-advice

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knockalong

Yes @carol14350. Good point. I live in a cold climate but we still have hot summers. It would probably be better to try to move them a bit further from the wall now - rather than later. Unless I painted a dark figure behind each rose bush! A silhouette.

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brightcolours

Perhaps prune some but not all buds as a compromise?

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knockalong

I do plan to mulch soon. I'll be hooking up a trailer and going to a big mulch pile by the side of the road about 5 kms away. Plan to mulch everything once I have completed all my weeding. @brightcolours

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