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Jason-3Jason-3 Posts: 372
Hi all...yet another rose question ( roses realy do needheir own pinned thread)

I would like to plant a climber around the below entrance of my house. Its a bit of a tricky spot in that the rose would need to be grown in a large terrocota spot and the space is exposed.  Position would be semi-shade to full sun. I would be looking for repeat flowering with strong fragrance and minimal thorns ( I know I'm asking a lot)

I would also be interested if anyone has any screwless or no names solution to trellis or support as my render is the original from 1930 and I'm worried about drilling into it. Many thanks in advance



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  • Jason-3Jason-3 Posts: 372
    I purchased a DA climber st swithin...it has beautiful blooms but the fragrance is not to my liking. Its quite mild and spicy. I am therefore going to buy a madame alfred de carrier.  Unless people can recommend a similar climber. Ie virtually thornless, vigorous,  great scent etc

    Any recommendations would be appreciated 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 5,355
    I would go with your heart and choose the rose that you really want, and if that's 'Mme. AC' then so be it.   It may not be my choice for a container, or for one against a white wall, [because it's white], and capable of being too large for a pot, but that doesn't matter, as long as it's the one you want, you will find a way with it..
  • Jason-3Jason-3 Posts: 372
    I'm due to visit DA again this weekend...I'm swayed by Mme dc as he has at least two older speciman's trained along his pergolas.  Although the more I read about ZD the choice is not so clear. I do realise that I need put both of these roses into the the ground. Which I intend to do next year once I dig up my yard !!
  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 5,355
    How lucky that you are able to visit the DA gardens, I've never been...

    As you are going to plant it into your garden next year, then no problem, I wasn't aware of that...   as for 'ZD' it's often recommended being thornless, but it is a very old one that suffers disease issues from late June onwards in my garden, and for most people... 

    I prefer to let it ramble over other shrubs as in photo below taken early June... then I don't notice its problems too much..

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,454
    Mortimer Sackler (my avator) is  virtually thornless has a lovely gentle fragrance and is a prolific bloomer,  repeats too.  Photo taken last month. 


    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • Jason-3Jason-3 Posts: 372
    Thank you kind people...Yeah DA is only 45 mins from home. Whilst his gardens aren't huge they are truly stunning.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 7,824
    Mme Alfred Carriere is a stunning rose and as you say very vigorous. It does grow remarkably quickly though with very slender long stems that need frequent tying in so you need to think how you would do that if you don't want to screw into your rendering.
     It can reach up to 20ft and can get very bashed in the wind. Sadly I had to cut ours down in the end as I couldn't keep it under control. Heart ruled the head when I bought it but hopefully I will know better next time.  I'm currently lusting over "Buff Beauty" but I just know I haven't got the room for it.
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Central southern Scotland Posts: 3,845
    The Rector and Kifsgate have stolen the show this year, makes up for those we lost including I have to admit Lizzie Buff Beauty which didn’t come through the snow 
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,954
    Lily, I would love to see your garden too, sometime.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 7,824
    Those are stunning picures Lilly - what a beautiful garden.
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