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I am looking for a red climbing rose with fragrance, it will be on a east facing wall. It gets the sun all morning, I live in Spain so will have the heat, any suggestions would be greatly received!! Thank you.

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964

    Rosa 'Parkdirektor Riggers' is a mildly scented vigorous climber with attractive blood-red single flowers ; a good one for the bees !image

  • Thank you for adding me, also for the recommendation, I will have a look and see if I can source it.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,619

    You could also consider Danse du Feu which should do well facing east.   If you can't find one in Spain, David Austin (UK) stock it as a bare rooted rose and do supply to France so probably Spain as well.

    Roses are very hungry plants so make sure you prepare the planting space with plenty of well rotted manure and compost mixed into the soil and keep it watered well through hot spells.   Feed and mulch every spring and give occasional liquid feeds of tomato food to keep it flowering.

    If you buy a bare rooted plant, soak the roots in a bucket of water overnight before planting and make sure you bury the graft union 2" below soil level as this strengthens the plant.  Water well after planting and keep it moist but not drowning thru its first winter if you have a dry winter..

    Last edited: 18 October 2017 22:27:36

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