How do you prune a container grown climbing Rose
Hi - I am wondering if I would be really daft trying to grow a climbing Rose in a container? I thought maybe Graham Thomas. There are several things that put me off the idea but I DO LOVE ROSES. I haven't got room for one in the ground but I could grow one against the house wall (west facing) . Would I use trellis?
So what is putting me off?
Black Spot is a BIG put off. I am not keen on spraying things if I can help it so what are the chances of black spot?
Pruning is a worry as I have limited space (maybe 100cm width) and aren't you supposed to pull down the stems to get flowers? That said GT is supposed to be pretty upright and if it is good for a pillar I guess it can go up rather than across yes?
Lastly, how on earth do you repot or change the soil for a climbing rose which will be partially attached to a wall? I am thinking that if I plant the Rose in a 2foot pot I wont so much need to repot as I will need to change the soil and root prune? What kind of pot? Again I keep reading conflicting advise by which time I wonder if this is more trouble than it is worth, but I DO LOVE ROSES :O)
Thanks in advance