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Two of my climbing roses do not have buds but have a great

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Two of my climbing roses do not have buds but have a great deal of leaves. One I cut back hard last winter the other the winter before. Is there anything I can do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Michael replied 1 year ago.

Beautiful what you have in your garden as having the roses bloom will let you enjoy the outdoors and its beauty.

As for climbing roses, some bloom only on second-year stems. It sounds as though from what you are writing that you are removing the stems before they reach blooming age.

As you live in a colder climate such as the UK, Better Homes & Gardens reports that you remove the climber during winter, cover in soil and then replant during the following season:

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/flowers/roses/why-wont-my-climbing-rose-bush-bloom/#page=0

Other reasons and suggestions can be from not enough light to fertilizer as reported here:

http://homeguides.sfgate.com/climbing-rose-growing-well-but-not-blooming-flowers-96860.html