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Roses in pots - questions

Mr. Vine EyeMr. Vine Eye Posts: 2,058
Hello everyone - had a great response last time I asked about roses and I re-read that thread regularly - has been very interesting and helpful.

This time I'm trying to decide what roses to get to fill a couple of pots.

I finally managed to find somewhere that sells large pots (after exhausting all the local garden centres and home stores) and bought a 60cm (about 50-55 deep) pot from Homebase - thanks to @Obelixx for suggesting - it was the only pot that size that they sold and I couldn't find another anywhere else.

£11 plastic terracotta colour - I could always splash out on some multi surface paint if I wanted to make it look a bit more interesting.

I would like to plant a short climber or tall narrow shrub rose in it. 

Its to go at the front of the house, near the front door - so low thorns is important.

It's west facing - once it climbs up the wall a bit over the window height it will get a decent amount of sun, lower down it may be in dappled shade from the neighbours crab apple. I'm not certain, but I don't think the area wouldnt count as full sun. Should still get 4 hours in summer I'm sure.

I was wondering about something like Mortimer Sackler - would it be alright in a container that size? 

Meanwhile I've also got a smaller pot which is South East facing and I'd like to grow another short climber, perhaps up an obelisk - or just up the wall nearby.

that pot is shorter and narrower - about 40ish wide by 35ish deep - but portly, it doesn't taper much toward the bottom, very full and rounded.

Im wondering if I'd be better with a Patio Climbing rose for there with the smaller dimensions- can anyone recommend any good varities as I don't know much about the patio roses? Or any others that would be suitable for that sort of size pot?

again it's near a door

Thank you


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