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Climbing Flowers Care and Maintenance

Climbing Flowers Care and Maintenance

Plants such as clematis and roses are known to grow in an upward manner. They rely on sturdy objects such as walls to grow up that way. Seeing that climbing flowers have developed ingenious measures to cling to neighboring structures, you can prune them to ensure that they grow and flourish vigorously. Note that unattended climbing flowers end up creating a tangled up mess with unhealthy branches with only a few drooping flowers to show.  

When and how to care and maintain climbing flowers

For starters, the only way to create room for growth for climbing flowers is simply by pruning them. This can be done in either winter or autumn when the flowers have started to fade. If your client needs to have some renovation done, then late winter or late autumn is the ideal time as you are in a position to address the climbing flowers clearly. More so, climbing flowers tend to give an automatic response during this time and there is more room for growth. 

Here are a few guiding steps that you should observe when you are handling climbing flowers from a tender stage. 

• Seeing that climbing flowers are dependent, you will need a structure to support them. In addition, you might need to add wires and other support mechanisms that will support the growth of the flowers. 

• Trellis and horizontal wires are ideal for creating a support system for climbing flowers.  Ensure that the shoots are well tied to these wires. 

• In order to speed up the growth of the main stems, you might need to prune them right from the tip all the way to the strongest bud. This will encourage the side shoots and keep them from drooping. 

• Get rid of dead, diseased or damaged debris in order to create more room for growth. 

• Ensure that the lowest wire is at least 18 inches above the ground and more so, create at least 1 ft space apart. 

• Ensure the climbing flowers follow a structured course and if you see some sort of rebellion, try to twist the steady shoots in a gentle manner until they surround the uprights. Ensure that the climbing flowers stay as horizontal as possible. 

Climbing Flowers are demanding but are worth it

You need to teach your client how to prune their climbing flowers right. These plants need persistent care in order to keep them in check. For starters, do away with sickly and dying branches and then tighten any alien shoots in order to enhance the support of the flowers. Prune at least 2/3 of the length of any side shoots that have flowers but if the flower is overwhelmed, prune off old branches right from the bottom. This will create room for growth. 

Once you are done pruning, start to renovate overgrown flowers by getting rid of the debris and old woody branches. Ensure that you retain only six fresh and vigorous stems that will provide support. Note that dead stumps gathered at the base of the flower encourage dampness and can catalyze rot. 

Climbing plants can add beauty to a garden if well cared for and maintained. Choose climbing flowers that are versatile and sit well in just any landscape. Rose flowers for instance are ideal.

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