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i have a 4ft high fence. Is this too low to plant a Gertrude Jekyll climber and if so will it flower at ground level?


  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,039
    I have a two-year old in a pot, the canes are fairly upright and very thorny, with care I think you could gently persuade it along wires fixed to your fence. I think you could manage to contain the height that way and you will get more blooms lower down, too.

    Maybe others have more direct experience of doing this...?
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • Thank you. I’m off to buy one this weekend!
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,136
    But some thick gloves too!  She's a fab rose but ever so prickly.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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