Pegging Down Roses

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Pegging Down
Roses
.-There are exceptions, as may well be
imagined, among the wonderful variety that is
found in roses at the present day. The first exception
is found in those varieties that make vigorous
growth even when hard pruned; this would seem
to indicate that the orthodox method is not for
them. Neither, in fact, is it suitable. If grown
in a bed or border away from wall or fence, the
proper way to treat them is by means of what is
known as ” pegging down.” This, rendered plain,
signifies that instead of being cut back in March,
the growths of the previous year are scarcely,
if at all, shortened (although if the tips are
soft they are cut off), and they are secured to
the ground by means of pegs. This is easily accomplished
by tying a piece of string to the end of the shoot
and tying this to a peg stuck in the soil. This
miniature rose arch will be one mass of blossom
in summer. Each bud will produce a bloom or bunch
of blooms according to its habit. The grower proceeds
in autumn to cut out the growths that have flowered,
so that fresh shoots may have it all to themselves.
They, too, are treated in the same way the following
spring; thus in roses of this type there is a
constant succession of young growths of great
vigor taking the place of those that have given
their bloom, and each year’s supply is pegged
down in March. There is no danger of the supply
giving out if the old shoots are regularly cut
out when the flowers are over. Such roses as these
take up a lot of room, and it is useless to grow
them in the same bed with others of ordinary vigor,
for the latter will be simply smothered. I know
this from unfortunate experience, and as my garden
is of limited extent ‘ I gave up growing them
in a rose bed, and now have them against a 4 or
5 feet high fence. A few sorts that I have found
need this treatment are Frau Karl Druschkil Hugh
Dickson, Mrs. Stewart Clark and Clio. But one
may peg down any rose that makes unduly vigorous
growth if one wishes to have plenty of blossom
and there is the necessary room at disposal.

 

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