Planting a rose in a container
adamadamant Posts: 225
Hi i have had this rose in the ground for about 8 years - a Zephirine Drouhine, and as you can see although it is healthy it is spindly and weak, and has never been any taller than this. I want a rose to clothe that 6' wall as I can see it from my kitchen, and also want it to tumble over the top of the wall to the other side. If I put a new rose in a pot, will the pot in the picture be big enough, and will the rose be slightly smaller because of the constrained roots? I thought Shropshire Lad or similar, but alot of climbers mainly grow to about 10f oot in height which might be too big. Thoughts? Can I contain a rose in any other way, eg by pruning? Many thanks to you all
Based on the advice from this forum I used a predominantly John innes or a loam based compound with added mpc and manure and it has done well.
Do you know how big your pot is?